Present Continuous Tense in English

Present Continuous Tense in English




Present Continuous Tense indicate an action which is in progress at the time of speaking or at the present time.

Present Forms of the verb “to be”
I am
He, She, It is
You, We, You, They are

POSITIVE FORM (+) :  

Subject + BE ( am / is / are ) + Verb-ING

NEGATIVE FORM (-) : 

Subject + BE ( am / is / are ) + NOT + Verb-ING

QUESTION FORM (?) : 

BE ( am / is / are ) + Subject + Verb-ING

NEGATIVE QUESTION FORM (?): 

BE ( am / is / are ) + NOT + Subject + Verb-ING

SHORT ANSWER FORMS ( + / – ) :

YES  + Subject + am/is/are

NO + Subject + am/is/are + not




POSITIVE(+) NEGATIVE(-) POSITIVE QUESTION (?) NEGATIVE QUESTION (?)
He is working He is not (isn’t) working Is he working Isn’t he working
She is working She is not (isn’t) working Is she working Isn’t she working
It is working It is not (isn’t) working Is it working Isn’t it working
I am working I am not working Am I working Aren’t I working
You are working You are not (aren’t) working Are you working Aren’t you working
We are working We are not (aren’t) working Are we working Aren’t we working
They are working They are not (aren’t) working Are they working Aren’t they working

Note: Be aware of the use of the first individual person ‘ I ‘.
We use ‘ I ‘ in a negative question form ‘ Aren’t I’   instead of ‘ Am not I ‘.

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