Present continuous form, uses, questions, negatives, and examples-Learn Special English
Please don't make so much noise. I am trying to work.
'Where's Mark?' He is having a shower.' (Not He has a shower)
The action is not necessarily happening at the time of speaking .
Kate wants to work in Italy, so she's learning Italian.
(but perhaps she isn't learning
Italian at the time of speaking)
You can use the present continuous with today I this week I this year etc.
(periods around now):
The company I work for isn't doing so well this year.
4. Near Future
Sometimes, speakers use the Present Continuous to indicate that something will or will not happen in the near future
Is he visiting his parents next weekend?
Yes, he is. No, he is not.
5. To talk about temporary situations:
I am studying really hard for my exams.
My cousin is living in Thailand at the moment.(=he doesn’t normally live there)
6. To talk about trends or changing situations6.
The internet is making it easier for people to stay in touch with each other.
The price of petrol is rising dramatically.
7. To talk about things that happen more often than expected, often to show envy or to criticize with words like always, constantly, continually, forever:
My mum is always saying I don’t help enough! (complaint)
He is always visiting exciting places (envy)
8. Do state verbs take -ing in the present continuous?
Do state verbs take -ing in the present continuous?
9. Asking questions using the verb to be
Verb to be+ subject + verb(ing) +…..?
Are à You/they/we
Is à He/she/it
Am à I
Are you/they/we going to work tomorrow?
Is he/she going to work now?
Is the computer working now?
Am I feeling okay today? à Yes, you are.
Present continuous keywords
Words like at the moment, currently, now, this week/month/year is often used.
10. Present continuous Negatives
To make present continuous in negative form, all you need to do is adding -not after the verb to be (am, is, or are)
Are you Ahmed?
No, I am not.
No, I am not Ahmed, but I am Zaki Badr.
Are (they/we) your friends?
No, (they/we) are not.
Is (he/she) your friend?
No, he/she is not my friend.
And so on. Thank you.