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Present continuous tense is the kind of tense that expresses the actions that are happening exactly now and the actions that will happen in the future. 

 

A. Positive Sentences

Structural pattern: Subject + verb to be in present form + present participle: 

Examples:  

  • I am washing my clothes now 
  • She is cooking in the kitchen 
  • They are playing football on the pitch 

 

B. Negative sentences 

Structural pattern: Subject + verb to be in present form + not + present participle:

Examples: 

  • I am not washing my clothes now 
  • She is not cooking in the kitchen 
  • They are not playing football on the pitch 

(a) Negative Sentence Contracted forms 1: Contracting subject and verb to be:

Examples: 

  • *I'm* not washing my clothes now 
  • *She's* not cooking in the kitchen 
  • *They're* not playing football on the pitch 

(b) Negative Sentence Contracted forms 2: Contracting verb to be and not:

Examples: 

  • You *aren't* washing my clothes now         
  • She *isn't* cooking in the kitchen 
  • They *aren't* playing football on the pitch 

 

C. Interrogative Sentences

Structural pattern: Verb to be in present tense + subject + present participle:

(a) Positive Interrogative Sentences  

Structural pattern: Verb to be in present form + subject + present participle:

Examples:

  • Am I washing my clothes now? 
  • Is she cooking in the kitchen? 
  • Are they playing football on the pitch? 

(b) Negative Interrogative Sentences 

Structural pattern: Verb to be in present form + subject + not + present participle:

Examples: 

  • Am I not washing my clothes now? 
  • Is she not cooking in the kitchen? 
  • Are they not playing football on the pitch? 

 



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