How to Use Is to Describe Negative Continuous Action

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In this lesson, we shall learn how to use ‘is’ to describe continuous action in the present tense.

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 + full stop (.)

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-

  1. It is not going towards the jungle. 
  2. He is not coming in five minutes.
  3. She is not studying at Mumbai University.
  4. He is not teaching English grammar.
  5. It is not eating fruit.
  6. Shalaka is not brushing her teeth.
  7. Saurabh is not laughing at you.
  8. A cat is not crying on the terrace.
  9. She is not frying snacks.
  10. He is not singing a song.
  11. She is not telling the story of a ghost.
  12. He is not watching a cartoon movie.
  13. She is not writing a drama.
  14. He is not feeling well now.
  15. Sarika is not reading a novel.
  16. She is not closing the door.
  17. A dog is not catching a ball.
  18. Swati is not playing cricket on the ground.
  19. She is not glorifying it.
  20. A monkey is not drinking water.
  21. The maid is not cleaning the house.
  22. A horse is not pulling a chariot.
  23. A parrot is not talking with us.
  24. She is not opening the window.
  25. He is not booking a ticket.
  26. Rewati is not standing in front of me.
  27. Soham is not sitting in a chair.
  28. Parth is not enjoying a match.
  29. Rashi is not cooking for her son.
  30. She is not wandering out of her house.

 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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