In this lesson, we shall learn to use ‘are’ to describe continuous negative action.
In this sentence, ‘are’ is used with another verb.
In these sentences, we use ‘are’ 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 ‘are’
We can construct a sentence as:
- We/ you/ they/ plural subject + are+ present participle (-ing form) of the main verb + other words.
Examples of ‘are’ in a sentence about continuous action
Let’s see how to use ‘are’ in negative continuous sentences with some examples.
Here are some examples. The formation is as above.
Have a look-
- You are not learning technology. (main verb learn+ ing)
- They are not quarrelling with each other. (main verb quarrel+ ing)
- We are not listening to music. (main verb listen+ ing)
- They are not going to their home town. (main verb go+ ing)
- We are not coming to the annual function of your college. (main verb come+ ing)
- Students are not studying in the library. (main verb study+ ing)
- Teachers are not teaching optional subjects. (main verb teach+ ing)
- Squirrels are not eating fruit under the tree. (main verb eat+ ing)
- We are not brushing our teeth with toothpaste. (main verb brush+ ing)
- Children are not laughing at me. (main verb laugh+ ing)
- Cats are not crying on the roof.(main verb cry+ ing)
- You are not frying snacks. (main verb fry+ ing)
- You are not singing a song. (main verb say+ ing)
- They are not telling stories. (main verb tell+ ing)
- We are not watching an action movie. (main verb watch + ing)
- You are not writing a drama. (main verb write+ ing)
- You are not feeling well now. (main verb feel+ ing)
- Girls are not reading a novel. (main verb read+ ing)
- You are not closing the door. (main verb close+ ing)
- Dogs are not catching a ball. (main verb catch+ ing)
- The boys are not playing cricket. (main verb play+ ing)
- They are not glorifying it. (main verb glorify+ ing)
- Monkeys are not drinking water. (main verb drink+ ing)
- Maids are not cleaning the house. (main verb clean+ ing)
- Dogs are not pulling it. (main verb pull+ ing)
- Parrots are not pushing it. (main verb push+ ing)
- You are not opening the window. (main verb open+ ing)
- You are not booking a ticket. (main verb book+ ing)
- Students are not standing. (main verb stand+ ing)
- Girls are not sitting. (main verb sit+ ing)
- Use of is: questions
- Use of are: continuous action
- negative sentences
- Use of are: questions of continuous action
- affirmative answers
- negative answers