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Positive Form of Present Continuous (Progressive) Tense

How do we make a Present Continuous Tense sentence?

Form: Subject + auxiliary verb + main verb-ing (Present participle) + object

With the subject "I" we use the auxilary verb "am" + verb -ing.
  • I am watching TV.
  • I am playing football.
With the subject "he, she, it and singular nouns (for example: Tom, boy, man, teacher...)" we use the auxilary verb "is" + verb -ing.
  • He is studying English.
  • She is going home.
  • It is raining.
  • Sally is running.
  • The man is speaking.
With the subject "you, we, they and plural nouns (for example: Tom and Ted, boys, men, teachers...)" we use the auxilary verb "are" + verb -ing.
  • You are doing homework.
  • We are waiting for you.
  • They are learning French.
  • Pitt and Sandra are running.
  • The boys are playing in the garden.
  • I and Sally are studying.

Positive Structure Table

Subject

I

Auxilary

am

Verb

working.


eating.

watching TV

studying English

raining.

Short Form

I'm

You

We

They

The boys

Tom and Ted


are

You're

We're

They're

He

She

It

Sally

The teacher

is

He's

She's

It's


Example Sentences:


  • I am reading my grammar book now.
  • The babies are crying. 
  • My father and mother are drinking coffee.
  • We are watching a tennis match now.
  • She is listening to me.
  • He is working.
  • Robin is smiling.
  • They are sleeping.
  • You are teling me a lie.






Other Lessons on Present Continuous
Other Exercises on Present Continuous
Positive form   Negative Form    Question Form  Contractions (short forms) Uses and functions   Time Expressions   Example Sentences
Wh Questions  Spelling Rules  Yes - No Questions    Simple Present & Present Continuous   Non-continuous Verbs   Both Continuous and Non-continuous Verbs
Negative Form -1   Negative Form -2  Negatives -3  Question Form 1
Question Form 2  Spelling Test  Positive Form -1   Positive form -2
Positive Form -3   Wh - questions 1  Wh - questions -2  Yes - No Questions  Quiz  Simple Present or Present Continuous -1  Simple Present or Present Continuous -2  Simple Present or Present Continuous -3  Present progressive or simple present -4  Stative Verbs



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