Present continuous

We use the Present Continuous with Normal Verbs to express the idea that something is happening now, at this very moment. It can also be used to show that something is not happening now.

The form of this tense:

  Subject + To be + Infinitive + Ing


    I am reading the book (i still read it now)

    He is going to cinema tonight (it express future)

   She is always coming to class late (habit)

Listed below are examples, uses and structure of the Present Continuous :


Examples Usage
What are you doing?
She’s reading in the garden.
They’re not standing in the rain.
Things that are happening now, at the moment.
I’m reading The bible.
My father is working in the supermarket.
He’s studying hard this year.
Actions happening in a period around the present moment in time.
We’re having a test this evening.
What are you doing tomorrow afternoon?
I am not coming on Friday.
Future plans and arrangements.

In questions we invert the subject and the verb TO BE, like this: What are you doing?

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