More about Present Continuous Tense


In this sentence, verb shows that the action is going on and completed at the time of speaking.

 1) In affirmative sentences, the auxiliary verb is /am/are is used with the present participle.

 2) In negative sentences, auxiliary verb is used with ‘not’ and present participle.

 3) In interrogative sentences, auxiliary verb is used before the subject.


We will take one example with first, second, third person and transform it  into affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences in Present Continuous Tense.


Sentences in tabular form- 

Affirmative Negative Interrogative
I am running. I am not running.                                                           Am I running?


We are running. We are not running.                                                     Are we running? 
You are running. You are not running.                                                          Are you running? 
You are running. You are not running. Are you running? 
She is running. 

He is running.


It is running.

She is not running. 

He is not running.


It is not running.


Is she running? 

Is he running?


Is it running?

They are running. They are not running. Are they running? 


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