Present Continuous Tense | Definition & Examples

Present Continuous Tense | Definition & Examples

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.

The structure of this tense is is/am/are + main verb + ing.

For example,

  • The boys are playing cricket on the ground.
  • The train is going to arrive at 6:00 tomorrow morning.


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


Remember:

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.


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.

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