In this lesson, we shall learn how to use ‘is’ to describe continuous action.
In this sentence, ‘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 negative sentence using ‘is’
In this sentence, we use not with ‘is’ for the negation.
The construction of this sentence is as follows;
- He/ she/ it/ singular subject + is+ not + present participle (-ing form) of the main verb + other words.
Examples of ‘is’ in a sentence
Let’s see how to use ‘is’ in negative sentences describing continuous action with some examples.
Here are some examples. The formation is as above.
Have a look-
- It is not going towards the jungle.
- He is not coming in five minutes.
- She is not studying at Mumbai University.
- He is not teaching English Grammar.
- It is not eating fruit.
- Shalaka is not brushing her teeth.
- Saurabh is not laughing at you.
- A cat is not crying on the terrace.
- She is not frying snacks.
- He is not singing a song.
- She is not telling the story of a ghost.
- He is not watching a cartoon movie.
- She is not writing a drama.
- He is not feeling well now.
- Sarika is not reading a novel.
- She is not closing the door.
- A dog is not catching a ball.
- Swati is not playing cricket on the ground.
- She is not glorifying it.
- A monkey is not drinking water.
- The maid is not cleaning the house.
- A horse is not pulling a chariot.
- A parrot is not talking with us.
- She is not opening the window.
- He is not booking a ticket.
- Rewati is not standing in front of me.
- Soham is not sitting in a chair.
- Parth is not enjoying a match.
- Rashi is not cooking for her son.
- She is not wandering out of her house.
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- Use of is: questions
- negative answers