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Present Continuous – Part 1

Learn English Verbs - Present Continuous

She's studying physics at the moment.

Use the present continuous to talk about things happening now, at the moment.

Positive

To form the present continuous positive, use subject + (to be) + verb + -ing

 

I am watching TV.
He / She / It is watching TV.
You / We / They are watching TV.

Examples:

  • “What are you doing now?”
    “I am cooking.”
  • She is studying at the moment.
  • It is raining.
  • We are thinking about you.
  • They are playing baseball.

 

[important]It is common to use the contracted form:

  • “What are you doing now?”
    I’m cooking.”
  • He’s studying at the moment.
  • It’s raining.
  • We’re thinking about you.
  • They’re playing baseball.[/important]

 

[notice]Be careful! Some verbs are never used in the present continuous:
like, want, need, believe.

I’m believing in God.
I believe in God.

She’s wanting a soda.
She wants a soda.[/notice] [ois skin=”EE2″]


Quiz: Present Continuous - Positive

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Question 1
My children are doing their homework.
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Question 2
He's running to work because he's late.
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Question 3
Stop opening all the packages - you're making a mess!
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Question 4
I'm sitting next to my brother.
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Question 5
Billy and Mark are driving to the airport at the moment.
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Question 6
She wearing a white T-shirt and jeans.
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Question 6 Explanation: 
She's wearing a white T-shirt and jeans.
Question 7
My friends is talking with the teacher.
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Question 7 Explanation: 
My friends are talking with the teacher.
Question 8
James is listen to the radio.
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Question 8 Explanation: 
James is listening to the radio.
Question 9
I learning English in school.
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Question 9 Explanation: 
I'm learning English in school.
Question 10
Clara and Jill is reading the newspaper.
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Question 10 Explanation: 
Clara and Jill are reading the newspaper.
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