Uses of Present Continuous Tense



1) Present Continuous Tense is used to tell the action which is happening at the time of speaking; as,

  • She is playing on the ground.
  • Why are you mocking at me?

 2) Present Continuous Tense is used to denote the action which may or may not be happening at the moment of speaking; as,

  • I am writing a fiction.
  • She is working in company.

 3) Present Continuous Tense is used to denote the plans taking place in near future; as,

  • My mother is taking me to the cinema today.
  • Are you attending the physics lecture tomorrow?


In such type of sentences we must mention the time of action to avoid confusion between the meaning in present and future tense.


Hi, I am Madhuri Kherde, an educationist, ex-principal of a secondary school in Mumbai, and founder of I have been teaching English and Mathematics for the last thirty-four years. I like to share my knowledge and experience with others. So I hope you enjoy my posts on this website.