Present Continuous Tense.

In this tutorial you will learn about the Present Continuous Tense. and its application with practical example.

                                                Present continuous tense

In this tutorial, we will learn about  Present Continuous Tense:


Before starting with this tutorial we assume that you are best aware of the following  topics:

  • Nouns.
  • Pronouns.
  • Verbs.
  • Adjectives.
  • Adverbs.
  • Prepositions.
  • Conjunctions.
  • Interjections.

Present Continuous tense refers to:

  1. An action in progress at the time of speaking: – I am typing my grammar notes.
  2. A definite plan in future: – we are buying a new car this month.
  3. To make a prediction: – this work is going to be very difficult for you.
  4. Expected long term duration work happening continuously: – I am working with a new company these days.

What is Present Continuous Tense ?

The present continuous verb tense Shows that an Action or Condition is happening right Now, or frequently, and may continue into the Future.


S              +             IS/AM/ARE         +             V+ing    +             O.               

I                              am                         watching              cricket.
We                         are                         watching              cricket.
You                        are                         watching              cricket.
They                      are                         watching              cricket.
Boys                      are                         watching              cricket.
He                          is                            watching              cricket.
She                        is                            watching              cricket.
It                            is                            watching              cricket.
Ravi                       is                            watching              cricket.


S              +             ISN’T/AM NOT/AREN’T +             V+ing    +             O.               

I                              am not                 watching              cricket.
We                         aren’t                    watching              cricket.
You                        aren’t                    watching              cricket.
They                      aren’t                    watching              cricket.
Boys                      aren’t                    watching              cricket.
He                          isn’t                       watching              cricket.
She                        isn’t                       watching              cricket.
It                            isn’t                       watching              cricket.
Ravi                       isn’t                       watching              cricket.

IS/AM/ARE         +             S              +             V+ing    +             O.?               

Am                        I                              watching              cricket?
Are                        we                          watching              cricket?
Are                        you                         watching             cricket?
Are                        they                        watching             cricket?
Are                        boys                       watching             cricket?
Is                           he                           watching             cricket?
Is                           she                         watching             cricket?
Is                           It                             watching             cricket?
Is                           Ravi                        watching             cricket?

ISN’T/AM NOT/AREN’T +             S              +             V+ing    +             O.?               

Am                                         I               not                       watching              cricket? (Special case)
Aren’t                                   we                                         watching              cricket?
Aren’t                                   you                                       watching              cricket?
Aren’t                                   they                                      watching              cricket?
Aren’t                                   boys                                     watching               cricket?
Isn’t                                       he                                        watching               cricket?
Isn’t                                       she                                      watching               cricket?
Isn’t                                       It                                          watching               cricket?
Isn’t                                       Ravi                                     watching               cricket?

  1. I – am
  2. we, you, they and plural subjects – are
  3. he, she, it and third person singular – is
  4. Note: In negative sentences, AMN’T is note used. Instead of it, we use AM NOT or AREN’T with subject I.

We can put any W-H words before interrogative and interrogative formulae.

In this tutorial we have learn about the Present Continuous Tense. and its application with practical example. I hope you will like this tutorial.