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Present Continuous Tense

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Present Continuous Tense

We use the present continuous tense in two cases:
1-to talk about things that are happening
at the moment of speaking / happening now:
Ex:
-Martina
is carrying
a heavy bag.
-They’
re relaxing
by the lake.

Yes/No Questions:
Affirmative Questions:
Verb to be
+
S
+ (
Verb+ing
)+ the rest of the sentence...?
EX:
Is

Gill

carrying
Steve's backpack?
Are

you

studying
English?
WH- Questions:
Affirmative Questions:
WH-
+
Verb to be
+
S
+ (Verb+ing)+
the rest of the Question....?
EX:
When

are

we

leaving
?
Why

are

you

sneezing
?

2-It’s also for an action
currently in progress.- today, this term. Etc.
Ex:
We
’re learning
Italian
this

semester
.
She’
s majoring
in biology.
I’
m studying
English
this year.

Let's Practice:
Practice 1 Page 48
Practice 3
How to form the present continuous:

Negative Questions:
Verb to be+
Not
+
S
+ (
Verb+ing
)+ the rest of the sentence...?
EX:
Is
n't

Rafael

walking
on trail?
Are
n't

you

studying
English?


Negative Questions:
1- WH-
+
Verb to be +
not
+ (Verb+ing)+
the rest of the Question....?
EX:
Who

is
n't

carrying
a canteen?
Note: your asking about the subject so, there is no need to mention it in the q)
2-WH-
+
Verb to be +
not
+
S
+ (Verb+ing)+
the rest of the Question....?
EX:
Why

are
n't

they

wearing
shoes?


are
getting
are shivering
aren't
wearing
am freezing
is
floating
is biting
are coming
are walking
aren't walking
are running
is chasing
are running
1- the sky/ get cloudy?


2- who/ not wear/ shoes?


3- what /the bear/do?


4- what /Paul /wear?


9-How /the weather/ change?



10-what/ the hikers/ do? where/ they /do it?




Paul is getting cross some ants

The ants are biting him

The tents are falling down

Adam is fixing them.

Steve is making lunch.

The burgers are burning

Martin is sitting on a rock
a snake is coming toward him
Gil is throwing his boots in the river.
They are floating away.
Rafael is making noise.

The bear is running away.

Martin and Rafael are having lunch.

They are eating apples.

Is the sky getting cloudy? Yes, it is.

Who is not wearing shoes?
Gil isn’t wearing his shoes


What is the bear doing? He’s chasing the hikers
What is Paul wearing?
He's wearing pants and
a shirt.
11- Who /carry/ an extra bag?



12-What/ Paul/ do?


Non action Verbs
How is the weather changing?
The sky is turning dark.

What are the hikers doing?
Where are they doing it?


Who is carrying an extra backpack?

What is Paul doing?

- I think you are right.

(think=believe)

- She's thinking about it.

(think=go over in one's mind)
Think
Have
- They have a new car.

(have=own)

- They are having lunch.

(have=eat/take/drink)
Practice 5 Page 54
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