The Present Continous

The Present Continous :

1- The Form of The Present Continous Tense:

    The Verb to Be ( am ,is,are ) + Verb + Ing




I am working

Am I working?

I am not working

He is working

Is he working?

He is not working

She is working

Is she working?

She is not working

It is working

Is it working?

It is not working

You are working

Are you working?

You are not working

We are working

Are we working?

We are not working

They are working

Are they working?

They are not working

2-The Uses Of The Present Continous Tense:

A- Event is happening now , continuously during the speech

Examples :

  -      Now, he is writing a report.

  -      At the moment she is ironing the shirts.

B- Event in the future has been planned before

Examples :

-We are traveling tomorrow.

-Every thing is arranged.Adam marrying next monday

3- There are some verbs which are normally not used in the present continuous :

For Examples :

 Smell , like , love , want , hate , see, seem , be

Understannd ,wish , hear , think .

-So we can not say :

Sarah is wanting to buy a new house

-The correct one is :

Sarah wants to buy a new house.

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