Present continuous tense

Uses

  • Actions that are happening now ( Please be quiet because the baby is sleeping)
  • Actions that have started but not finished yet even when the action is not happening at the time of speaking (I am studying French)

Form

Regular verbs: Use the base form of the be verb for I/we/you/they and add the present participle (-ing)

Irregular verbs:  Even irregular verbs follow a regular pattern for this tense. The present participle (-ing) is always regular.

Examples

Regular: to listen

I am listening

you are listening

he/she/it is listening

we are listening

they are listening

 

Quiz

1. Choose the correct sentence *
2. Choose the correct sentence *
3. Choose the correct sentence *
Write the verb in the correct form.
Write the verb in the correct form.
For example: I am reading 'Harry Potter' at the moment.