How to Use Is to Describe Continuous Action

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

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

In these sentences, we use ‘is’ 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 ‘is’

The sentence will be in the form:

  • He/she/it/singular subject + is+ (the present participle) -ing form of the main verb + other words + full stop (.)

Examples of ‘is’ in a sentence about continuous action

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

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. It is going towards the jungle. 
     (main verb go+ ing)
  2. He is coming in five minutes.
    (main verb come+ ing)
  3. She is studying at Mumbai University.
    (main verb study+ ing)
  4. He is teaching English grammar.
      (main verb teach+ ing)
  5. It is eating fruit.
    (main verb eat+ ing)
  6. Shalaka is brushing her teeth.
    (main verb brush+ ing)
  7. Saurabh is laughing at you.
    (main verb laugh+ ing)
  8. A cat is crying on the terrace.
     (main verb cry+ ing)
  9. She is frying snacks.
    (main verb fry+ ing)
  10. He is singing a song.
    (main verb say+ ing)
  11. She is telling the story of a ghost.
     (main verb tell+ ing)
  12. He is watching a cartoon movie.
    (main verb watch + ing)
  13. She is writing a drama.
    (main verb write+ ing)
  14. He is feeling well now.
    (main verb feel+ ing)
  15. Sarika is reading a novel.
    (main verb read+ ing)
  16. She is closing the door.
    (main verb close+ ing)
  17. A dog is catching a ball.
     (main verb catch+ ing)
  18. Swati is playing cricket on the ground.
     (main verb play+ ing)
  19. She is glorifying it.
    (main verb glorify+ ing)
  20. A monkey is drinking water.
     (main verb drink+ ing)
  21. The maid is cleaning the house.
     (main verb clean+ ing)
  22. A horse is pulling a chariot.
     (main verb pull+ ing)
  23. A parrot is talking with us.
     (main verb push+ ing)
  24. She is opening the window.
    (main verb open+ ing)
  25. He is booking a ticket.
    (main verb book+ ing)
  26. Rewati is standing in front of me.
    (main verb stand+ ing)
  27. Soham is sitting in a chair.
    (main verb sit+ ing)
  28. Parth is enjoying a match.
    (main verb enjoy+ ing)
  29. Rashi is cooking for her son.
    (main verb cook+ ing)
  30. She is wandering out of her house.
    (main verb wander+ ing)

Related Lessons-

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

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