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Present Continuous

present continuous

 

Use:
1)           Use the present continuous to talk about actions which are happening now.
Ellen is having a bath at the moment.
Right now, Mark is talking to her manager.

Form:
Positive

I am / ‘m  

verb+ing

You are / ‘re
He / She / It is / ‘s
We / They are / ‘re

Negative

I ‘m not  

verb+ing

You aren’t / ‘re not
He / She / It isn’t / ‘s not
We / They aren’t / ‘re not

Question

Am I  

verb+ing

Are you
Is he / she / it
Are we / they

Spelling Rules:

If a verb ends in e, delete the e before you add –ing.
come =>           I’m coming.
have  =>           He’s having lunch.

Common mistakes
1)            Some students forget the verb be.
I watching television.                 =>           I’m watching television.
She not coming.       =>           She’s not coming.
2)            Some students make questions incorrectly.
She is working?        =>           Is she working?
3)            Some students make spelling mistakes.
I’m studing law.   =>           I’m studying law.