It is the easiest tense of twelve English Grammar tenses. In present continuous tense, an action that starts in past, goes on, for a while. We never mention the time of starting like present perfect continuous tense.
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Sentences of Present Continuous Tense
We normally make three types of sentences of present continuous tense, such as affirmative, negative and interrogative. Let’s us deal with them one by one.
Affirmative Sentences in Present Continuous Tense
An affirmative sentence is a normal sentence that contains a subject, verb, and an object. If He, She, It or any singular noun comes as a subject in the sentence, we always use helping verb “is” with present participle form of the verb (-ing Form) to make an affirmative sentence of present continuous tense. If the subject of the sentence is you, we, they or any plural noun, we always use helping verb “are”. Helping verb “am” is always come with the subject “I”. read the following examples.
- He is going to school.
- The army is defending his country against the enemies.
- Saifullah is talking on the phone.
- They are swimming.
- I am writing a letter to my boss.
Negative Sentences in Present Continuous Tense
When we refuse something, we use a negative sentence. We always add “not” between the verb and helping verb to make a negative statement.
- He is not going to school.
- The army is not defending his country against the enemies.
- Saifullah is not talking on the phone.
- They are not swimming.
- I am not writing a letter to my boss.
Interrogative Sentences in Present Continuous Tense
When we need to ask a question, we always make an interrogative sentence. Helping verb comes at the beginning of the sentence and a question mark “?” is put at the end of the sentence.
- Is he going to school?
- Is the army defending his county against the enemies?
- Is Saifullah talking on the phone?
- Are they swimming?
- Am I writing a letter to my boss?