Examples of Present continuous Tense Sentences

Present continuous tense is used to delineate an action that is taking place at the current time of speaking. It is also used to depict something that we have arranged to do in the future.

Pattern: Subject + am/is/are + ing form of main verb


1.  If Pronunciation of verb has silent “e” at the end, that will be removed and ing will be added

Example: He is closing the door.

2. If Verb ends with CONSONANT and just before it, there is VOWEL which is strongly pronounced, then CONSONANT will be doubled and ing is added. 

Example: Jack is swimming in the pool.

3. Otherwise, just append ing in the end 

Example: The boys are playing cricket on the ground.

The present continuous is made from the present tense of the verb be and the –ing form of a verb:

I amworking
You areplaying
He istalking
She isliving
It iseating
We arestaying
They aresleeping

Examples of Present continuous Tense

The boys are playing cricket on the ground.

The train is going to arrive at 6:00 tomorrow morning.

He is closing the door

Jack is swimming in the pool.

John is cutting the tree

The Gardener is digging in the garden.

The boys are playing cricket on the ground..

He is eating an apple.

You are opening your box.

The baby is crying.

I’m just leaving work. I’ll be home in an hour.

Please be quiet. The children are sleeping.

Mary is going to a new school next term.

What are you doing next week?

Are you listening?

Are they coming to your party?

When is she going home?

What am I doing here?

I am singing at church today.

The boys are playing ball after school.

She is crying.

He is talking to his friend.

I am writing articles on different topics.

The baby is sleeping in his crib.

We are visiting the museum in the afternoon.

He is not standing.

Anthony is sitting in the chair.

You are not watching the movie.

honey is singing a fantastic song.

Rose is reading a book.

She is not going to the game tonight.

You are living in London for one year.

He is meeting his friends after school.

Are you visiting your cousin this weekend?

Children are playing on the ground.

I am not going to the meeting after work.

Is Rony playing football today?

Hiya is making pizza now.

They are going on the tour during summer vacation.

They are eating lunch right now.

Jack is learning to play the guitar.

Frances is talking on the phone at the moment.

We are doing great work.

Jack and Jill are always fighting.

She is suffering from stomach ache.

She is constantly complaining about her sister.

I am learning the Spanish language

Her mother is forever misplacing her keys.

Hiya is learning to drive.

I am living with my sister until I find an apartment.

Exercise on Present Continuous Tense

  • She _______ the dust from the blower. (blow)
  • He _______ on the roller coaster for a ride. (sit)
  • I _______ to London for a business meeting. (go)
  • She _______ too many chocolates at that time. (eat)
  • She _______ a beautiful dress at the party. (wear)

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