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Present Progressive or Continuous Tense – With Structures, Examples Formula, Definition and Exercises

Present Progressive or Continuous Tense – With Structures, Examples Formula, Definition and Exercises

 

First probability:

To talk about an action that is happening now, or about a temporary situation.

Examples:

  • We are just having reading.
  • What are you reading?

Second probability:

To talk about something that is not yet finished, even if you are not doing it at the moment when you are taking.

Examples:

  • She is writing a Novel.
  • I am learning Italian.
  • We are learning algebra.
  • They are learning English.

Third probability:

( With ‘always’ )To talk about something that happen often, and that you find annoying.

Examples:

  • He is always asking silly questions.
  • They are always coming round here to borrow something.

Points to be remembered:

  1. Use helping verb (is or am) after subject(in case of singular subject), then first form of verb+ing, use object in the end.

Structure:

Singular subject + helping verb(is or am)+ first form of verb+ing + object.

Example:

  • She is writing a novel.
  • I am going to university.
  1. Use helping verb (are) after subject(in case of plural subject), then first form of verb+ing and use object in the end.

Structure:

Plural subject + helping verb(are) first form of verb+ing + object.

Example:

  • We are writing a novel.
  • They are learning English.
  1. Structure and Example for Negative sentences:

Structure:

Subject + helping verb(is, are or am)+not + first form of verb+ing + object.

Examples:

  • We are not listening music.
  • He is not watching television.
  • You are not taking tea.
  1. Structure and Example for Interrogative sentences:

Structure:

Helping verb(is, are or am) + Subject + first form of verb+ing + object ?

Examples:

  • Are we listening music?
  • Is He watching television?
  • Are You taking tea?

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