Present Continuous Tense | Present Continuous Tense Examples

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Tense is the change of form in a verb to express the time of action of the verb, its continuance and degree of completeness. Hi friends, in today’s article we are going to know about the concept of Present Continuous Tense. So let’s discuss in details.

There are three types of tense – (i) Present Tense (ii) Past Tense and (iii) Future Tense

What is Present Continuous Tense?

The Present Continuous Tense is used to denote an action that is taking place or going on at the movement of speaking and which is not yet completed. It denotes an action that is in progress.

Common Words – Hurry up, wait, look, now, busy, because, etc. are used in the present continuous tense.

Common Words 1 – This tense is used to denote a nearness future like – soon, next, tomorrow, this evening, this afternoon, etc. are used in this tense.

Formation of Present Continuous Tense

Sub + am/is/are + Verb + ing + obj

Present Continuous Tense Rules

(i) If a verb ends with single ‘e’ then ‘e’ is omitted and ‘ing’ added to the verb.

(ii) If a verb ends with ‘ie’ then ‘ie’ is omitted and ‘ying’ is added to the verb.

(iii) If the sentence in the present continuous tense is an interrogative then “am/is/are” is used before the subject.

Present Continuous Tense examples

• Don’t go out, it (rain).

Don’t go out, it is raining.

• Don’t disturb her, she (sleep).

Don’t disturb her, she is sleeping.

• That Gentleman (own) an ambassador car.

That Gentleman is owning an ambassador car.

• She (have) a cold now.

She is having a cold now.

• Mother (knit) a sweater for me.

Mother is knitting a sweater for me.

• The workers (repair) the road near the school.

The workers are repairing the road near the school.

• He (feel) that he is wrong.

He is feeling that he is wrong.

• Mr. Das (fly) for Delhi soon.

Mr. Das is flying for Delhi soon.

• I (write) a letter now.

I am writing a letter now.

• The hen (lie) own her eggs.

The hen is lying own her eggs.

• The wind (blow).

The wind is blowing.

• The boys (playing) in the field.

The boys are playing in the field.

• We (wait) for you.

We are waiting for you.

• He soon (go) to be our Principal.

He is soon going to be our Principal.


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