How to Use Are in Questions About Continuous Action

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In this lesson, we shall learn how to use ‘are’ to ask questions about continuous action. We use ‘are’ with we, you, they, and any other plural subject in the present tense.

Construction of a question about continuous action using ‘are’

The formation of this question is as follows:

  • Are + subject (we/you/they/plural number) + present participle (-ing form) of verb + other words + question mark (?)

Examples of ‘are’ in a question

Let’s see how to use ‘are’ in the questions with some examples.

Here are some examples. The construction is as above.

Have a look-

  1. Are you learning technology?
    (main verb learn+ ing)
  2. Are they quarrelling with each other?
    (main verb quarrel+ ing)
  3. Are we listening to music?
    (main verb listen+ ing)
  4. Are they going to their home town? 
    (main verb go+ ing)
  5. Are we coming to the annual function of your college?
      (main verb come+ ing)
  6. Are students studying in the library?
    (main verb study+ ing)
  7. Are teachers teaching optional subjects?
    (main verb teach+ ing)
  8. Are squirrels eating fruit under the tree?
    (main verb eat+ ing)
  9. Are we brushing our teeth with toothpaste?
    (main verb brush+ ing)
  10. Are children laughing at me?
    (main verb laugh+ ing)
  11. Are cats crying on the roof?
    (main verb cry+ ing)
  12. Are you frying snacks?
    (main verb fry+ ing)
  13. Are you singing a song?
    (main verb say+ ing)
  14. Are they telling stories?
    (main verb tell+ ing)
  15. Are we watching an action movie?
    (main verb watch + ing)
  16. Are you writing a drama?
    (main verb write+ ing)
  17. Are you feeling well now?
    (main verb feel+ ing)
  18. Are girls reading a novel?
    (main verb read+ ing)
  19. Are you closing the door?
    (main verb close+ ing)
  20. Are dogs catching a ball?
    (main verb catch+ ing)
  21. Are the boys playing cricket?
    (main verb play+ ing)
  22. Are they glorifying it?
    (main verb glorify+ ing)
  23. Are monkeys drinking water?
    (main verb drink+ ing)
  24. Are maids cleaning the house?
    (main verb clean+ ing)
  25. Are dogs pulling it?
    (main verb pull+ ing)
  26. Are parrots pushing it?
    (main verb push+ ing)
  27. Are you opening the window?
    (main verb open+ ing)
  28. Are you booking a ticket?
    (main verb book+ ing)
  29. Are students standing?
    (main verb stand+ ing)
  30. Are the girls sitting?
    (main verb sit+ ing)

 Related Lessons-

  1. Use of is: questions
  2. Use of are: continuous action
  3.                negative sentences
  4. Use of are: questions of continuous action
  5.               affirmative answers
  6.               negative answers

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