The present continuous tense is used when the actions or events are continuing in the present which is not finished. It’s called also present Progressive tense. It happening at the moment of talking or working something like that are ongoing in the present time. To know about the present continuous properly we provide you the form of it with examples.
This Present Continuous Tense is used to refer to indicate an action, event or condition that are continuing in the present which is unfinished.
For example, He is writing a letter.
She is cooking vegetables.
They are playing cricket.
From the above examples, we see that all the work are continuing at present.
|Structure: Subject + am/is/are + main verb + ing +extension.|
Examples of Present Continuous Tense
Shishir is studying for his coming exam.
The baby is sleeping.
They are traveling in India.
They are eating lunch now.
She is drinking water.
He is leaving for Kolkata.
It is raining today.
She is singing a song in the program at this moment.
We put am/is /are according to person and singular number.
|First||I am reading a novel.||We are reading our textbook|
|Second||You are writing a letter.||You are reading.|
|Third||It is raining.|
She is cooking food.
He is playing card.
|They are eating dinner.|
The rules of making negative, interrogative and negative interrogative from present continuous tense
|Negative||Subject + am/is/are not + main verb + ing +extension.||She is not laughing.
I am not reading a letter.
|Interrogative||Am / is / are + Subject + main verb + ing +extension +?||Is She laughing?
Am I writing a letter?
|Negative-Interrogative||Am / is / are + Subject + not + main verb + ing +extension +?||Is She laughing?
Am I writing a letter?
Use of Present Continuous Tense
- To understand the future Tense we use present continuous (progressive) tense.
For example, She is leaving tomorrow.
N.B.: Without come & go verb we must mention the future time.
- Some work that starts in the past but till the work is continuing in this case we use present continuous tense.
Example: She is working for the program.
- To understand the changing situation we use this tense.
For example, The population of Bangladesh increasing rapidly day by day.
- To understand the present time like This year, Today, This session, etc. we use present Progressive tense.
For example: Often she goes to medical by car but today she is going by bus.
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