Present Continuous Tense: Rules & Examples

Present Continuous Tense

Present Continuous Tense is used to describe an action that is going on at this moment. For example, He is cleaning the car, John is watching a movie.

This tense is normally used for Action in progress, Temporary Activity & Future action.

Example:

  • Bob is singing a song. (Action is progress)
  • She is doing a course. (Temporary Activity)
  • Rohan is going to Delhi tomorrow. (Future Action)
Present Continuous Tense Rules & Examples
Present Continuous Tense: Rules & Examples

Affirmative Sentences

Form: Subject + Is/Am/Are + Verb (ing) + Object.

Examples:

  • I am watching a movie.
  • He is cleaning the table.
  • You are going to school.
  • John is writing a letter.
  • My sister is cooking.

Negative Sentences

Form: Subject + Is/Am/Are + Not + Verb (ing) + Object.

Examples:

  • I am not watching a movie.
  • He is not cleaning the table.
  • You are not going to school.
  • John is not writing a letter.
  • My sister is not cooking.

Interrogative Sentences

Form: Is/Am/Are + Subject + Verb (ing) + Object ?

Examples:

  • Am I watching a movie?
  • Is he cleaning the table?
  • Are you going to school?
  • Is John writing a letter?
  • Is my sister cooking?

Present Continuous Tense Examples

  1. I am going to Peru next week.
  2. He is reading a book now.
  3. I am coming in 20 minutes.
  4. He is going to college by bus.
  5. All the children are sleeping.
  6. Teachers are teaching students.
  7. Someone is standing at the door.
  8. The child is playing with his toys.
  9. When is your brother coming?
  10. She is learning to drive a car.
  11. Are you coming by train or by bus?
  12. They are coming to stay for a month.
  13. Lara is writing an email.
  14. We are planning to go to Dubai.
  15. I am applying for a passport.
  16. I am planning to buy a new house.
  17. They are going to Berlin next week.
  18. Why are you not eating the food?
  19. Are you watering the plants?
  20. What are you cooking today?
  21. An old woman is selling flowers.
  22. The gas is leaking from the pipe.
  23. The wind is blowing from the west.
  24. She is wearing a black dress.
  25. Children are playing in the mud.
  26. They are going from Delhi to the USA.
  27. She is studying medicine in college.
  28. My son is drawing a picture of a tiger.
  29. Your friends are still waiting for you.
  30. The maid is sweeping the floor.

100 Present Continuous Tense Examples

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