How to Use Am to Describe Continuous Action

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Now, we shall learn how to use ‘am’ to describe continuous action.

In this sentence, ‘am’ is used with another verb.

In these sentences, we use ‘am’ as a helping verb with the main verb. We should use the present participle of a verb, which is the ‘-ing’ form of a verb.

Construction of a sentence using ‘am’

The sentence will be in the form:

  • I + am + present participle (-ing form) of the main verb + other words + full stop (.)

Examples of ‘am’ in a sentence

Let’s see how to use ‘am’ in the sentences with some examples.

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. I am going home. 
    (I + am + main verb go+ ing)
  2. I am coming in five minutes.
    (I + am + main verb come+ ing)
  3. I am studying at Mumbai University.
    (I + am + main verb study+ ing)
  4. I am teaching English grammar.
    (I + am + main verb teach+ ing)
  5. I am eating fruit.
    (I + am + main verb eat+ ing)
  6. I am brushing my teeth.
    (I + am + main verb brush+ ing)
  7. I am laughing at you.
    (main verb laugh+ ing)
  8. I am crying for your help.
    (main verb cry+ ing)
  9. I am frying snacks.
    (main verb fry+ ing)
  10. I am singing a song.
    (main verb sing+ ing)
  11. I am telling a story.
    (main verb tell+ ing)
  12. I am watching an action movie.
    (main verb watch + ing)
  13. I am writing a drama.
    (main verb write+ ing)
  14. I am feeling well now.
    (main verb feel+ ing)
  15. I am reading a novel.
    (main verb read+ ing)
  16. I am closing the door.
    (main verb close+ ing)
  17. I am catching a ball.
    (main verb catch+ ing)
  18. I am playing cricket.
    (main verb play+ ing)
  19. I am glorifying it.
    (main verb glorify+ ing)
  20. I am drinking water.
    (main verb drink+ ing)
  21. I am cleaning the house.
    (main verb clean+ ing)
  22. I am pulling it.
    (main verb pull+ ing)
  23. I am pushing it.
    (main verb push+ ing)
  24. I am opening the window.
    (main verb open+ ing)
  25. I am booking a ticket.
    (main verb book+ ing)
  26. I am standing in front of you.
    (main verb stand+ ing)
  27. I am sitting in a chair.
    (main verb sit+ ing)
  28. I am enjoying the match.
    (main verb enjoy+ ing)
  29. I am cooking for my kids.
    (main verb cook+ ing)
  30. I am wandering out of my house.
    (main verb wander+ ing)

Related Lessons-

  1. Use of: continuous action
  2. Use of am: continuous action
  3.               negative sentences
  4. Use of am: continuous action-questions
  5.               affirmative answers

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