Present Continuous Tense Examples

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The present continuous tense is used for actions happening now or for an action that is unfinished.

Here are some examples.

Present Continuous Tense Examples

Examples of Affirmative sentences

Construction of an affirmative sentence for the present continuous tense:

Subject + to be (am/is/are) + verb +(-ing) + object.

Present Continuous Affirmative sentence

Examples of present continuous tense:

  • He is talking to his friend.
  • They are playing football now.
  • He is reading his favourite book.
  • Flowers are being plucked.
  • They are eating lunch right now.
  • He is going to the library.
  • I am feeling really well.
  • I am laying in bed.
  • The stocks are dropping constantly due to the economy.
  • You are shopping in that market.
  • He is playing tennis now.
  • The kids are arriving at five o’clock.
  • He is travelling around the world.
  • I am washing all the dishes.

Examples of negative sentences

Negative sentence construction for the present continuous tense:

Subject + to be (am, are, is) + not + verb+(-ing) + object.

Present Continuous Negative sentence

Examples of present continuous tense:

  • I am not working this Tuesday.
  • You are not watching the movie.
  • The labourer is not pushing the carriage.
  • They’re not having a good time.
  • He is not studying very well.
  • He is not working in London.
  • My English skills are not improving.

Examples of questions

Question construction for the present continuous tense:

To be (am, are, is) + subject + verb +(-ing) + object?

Present Continuous Question

Examples of present continuous tense:

  • Am I really that annoying?
  • Is she laughing?
  • Are you listening to songs?
  • Is he living with his girlfriend?
  • Are you watching cricket on television?
  • Are you spending holidays on the beach?
  • Is he buying the flowers?
  • What are you doing next Monday?

Read the detailed article on the present continuous tense.

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