Monday, 18 July 2016

Present Continuous Tense

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We use the Present Continuous Tense to talk about things that are happening now, at this moment. 

 The boy is riding his bike now.

It is very easy to form: we need the present simple of the verb "to be" (is /are /am) + the action with -ing.

Positive Form:

PositivePositive Short Form
am sleepingI'm sleeping
you are sleepingyou're sleeping
he is sleepinghe's sleeping
she is sleepingshe's sleeping
it is sleepingit's sleeping
we are sleepingwe're sleeping
they are sleepingthey're sleeping

Negative Form: 
NegativeNegative Short Form
I am not sleepingI'm not sleeping
you are not playingyou aren't playing
he is not readinghe isn't reading
she is not workingshe isn't working
it is not rainingit isn't raining
we are not cookingwe aren't cooking
they are not listeningthey aren't listening

Yes / No Questions:
am I eating chocolate ?
are you studying now ?
is he working ?
is she doing her homework ?
is it raining ?
are we meeting at six ?
are they coming ?

Wh- questions: 
Why am I eating chocolate ?
What are you studying now ?
When is he working ?
What is she doing ?
Why is it raining ?
Who are we meeting ?
How are they travelling ?

Spelling of the -ing form: Pay attention!

* Most verbs only add -ing:

  • eat - eating
  • speak - speaking
  • cook - cooking
  • start - starting
  • do - doing
  • stay - staying
  • fix - fixing
  • try - trying

* Verbs ending in -e: drop the -e and add -ing
  • hope - hoping
  • ride - riding
  • make - making
  • write - writing
  • celebrate - celebrating
  • dictate - dictating

* Verbs ending in -ee: just add -ing
  • agree - agreeing
  • flee - fleeing
  • see - seeing
  • free - freeing
  • spree - spreeing

* Verbs ending in -ie: change -ie to -y and add -ing
  • die - dying
  • tie - tying
  • lie -lying
  • vie - vying

* Verbs ending in one vowel and one consonant: one syllable verbs double the consonant and add -ing
  • jog - jogging
  • sit - sitting
  • run - running
  • stop - stopping
  • shop - shopping
  • rob - robbing

And now... 

Click on each exercise and practise Present Continuous Tense!

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