PRESENT CONTINUES TENSE

4th Class 5th Class BEGINNER Present Continues Tense PRESENT TENSES School English

PRESENT CONTINUES TENSE

USAGE: We use Present Continues Tense to talk about continuing actions. We also call it as present progressive tense.

 

The form is :   am/is/are + V (ing)

 

Examples:

+I am reading newspaper

+He is watching TV

+She is playing with her toys

+It is barking in the garden (the dog:)

+We are listening to music

+You are making a cake,aren’t you?

+They are helping us in our project

*****As in the examples all of the positive progressives are formed as SUBJECT + AM/IS/ARE + VERB(ING) +(……………..) We may use an object or may not. It changes according to situation.

 

 

To make  a positive progressive sentence into a question one we change the place of (subject) and  (am/is/are)- as in the example

 

Julia is crying to go out.

        X

      Is Julia crying to go out?

 

We may place any of the Wh- question
words in front of these question sentences.

 

What is Julia crying for?

 

Who is crying?

 

Where is Julia crying?         etc.

 

To make a progressive sentence negative we place not after          (am/is/are)

 

examples:

 

I am not listening to music now.

 

Sue isn’t carrying the boxes.

 

They aren’t coming with us.

 

EXERCISES…………

 

  1. She……………….. (read) an English book.
  2. They………………..  (listen) to rock music.
  3. We ………………..   (drink) lemonade.
  4. Are you ………………..  (study) Japanese?
  5. I ……………….. (eat) a hamburger.
  6. Is she ……………….. (speak) Spanish?
  7. You ……………….. (watch/not) TV.
  8. It ……………….. (sleep) on the sofa.
  9. Am I ………………..  (wear) a black t-shirt?
  10. They ………………..  (go/not) to school.

 

ANSWERS….

 

  1. She IS READING  an English book.
  2. They ARE LISTENING   to rock music.
  3. We ARE DRINKING  lemonade.
  4. Are you STUDYING  Japanese?
  5. I AM EATING  a hamburger.
  6. Is she SPEAKING  Spanish?
  7. You ARE NOT WATCHING  TV.
  8. It IS SLEEPING  on the sofa.
  9. Am I WEARING a black t-shirt?
  10. They AREN’T GOING  to school.

ONUR KALAFAT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER

 

 

    

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