Present Continuous Progressive Tense



Present Cont / Progressive

You are going to Learn:
1 - Usage / Definition
2 - Formula - Structure
3 - Present Cont - Excerises
4 - Negative - Examples
5 - Interrogative - Structure
6 - Conclusion

Basics:

Before we start learning it first we should know that in english grammar we have 12 tenses which are:
  1. Present Tense
  2. Past Tense
  3. Future Tense
  4. Present Continuous Tense
  5. Past Continuous Tense
  6. Future Continuous Tense
  7. Present Perfect Tense
  8. Past Perfect Tense
  9. Future Perfect Tense
  10. Present Perfect Continuous Tense
  11. Past Perfect Continuous Tense
  12. Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Names:

Before i teach you something else i want to tell you in english grammar we have two names for this tense
  1. Present Continuous Tense
  2. Present Progressive Tense
Both have the same meaning but some people call it progressive or other call it continuous. its like a nick name of person for instance when you are at home so may be your mother calls you baby , or baba or any other name but your when you come out from your home so people calls you with your real name so its means you can be called from two name ok so don't worry its easy

Definition:

"Any Action Or Work Which is going on Right Now"
Example No 1: Your heart is beating right now so the action of pumping blood is happening in this current movement so this present continuous because the definition says " Any Action Or Any Work Which is going on Right Now" so when ever we need to tell any action which is continue right we use this tense ok!! if you are still confuse don't worry i have one more example for you
Example No 2: You are reading - so the action reading is happening right . so whenver we need to tell any action or work which is continue in present we use this tense

Present Continuous Tense : Structure

Till now we have understood the usages or the defintions of Present Continuous Tense. now we should understand how to make example sentences to do that we need to see the structure of making examples which is

1) Subject:

Means Who or What Performs The Action. It Can Be ( He , She , it , They , You , We ) or Anyname - For Example: - He, Naveed, Computer, English

2) Verb:

"A Word Which Shows An Action Is Called Verb" - Ex: (Dance , Read , Listen , do)Kinds of Verbs: We have four kinds in verbs
  • Verb (1st) First - From
  • Verb (2nd) Second - From
  • Verb (3rd) Third - From
  • Verb (4th) Fourth - From Or Verb with (Ing)
We are learning about verbs From because in future continuous/progressive tense we have to use verb 4 From. keep that in your mind every tense has its own verb form let say if you are using past indefinite tense then you will have to use verb 2 From please don't be confuse you just need to know which tense use which verb from then just use it
  • Verb (1st) - Eat
  • Verb (2nd) - Ate
  • Verb (3rd) - Eaten
  • Verb (4th) - Eating
For Ex: I will be eating - according to the strucutre we have to use verb 4 foam so the eat will become eating
One Trick For You : Remember whenever we have continuous tense we will always use verb 4 foam - for ex - present continuous tense - past continous tense - future continous tense etc

3) Object:

In easy words object gives us the full meaning of a sentence
Example: He plays - in this sentence we don't know what does he play? either football , cricket - this sentence is without object - now another Example with object -
Example No 2 : He plays football - this sentence with object and giving us the full meaning and sense

4) Helping Verbs:

Am = Is also a helping verb - We use Am only with I Ex: Iam going to school

Present Continuous Tense | Sentences

We have five (5) types of sentences
  1. Simple / Affirmative
  2. Negative
  3. Interrogative
  4. Interro negative
  5. Wh Questions

1) Simple / Affirmative

Simple or Affirmative Sentences are those sentences in which we don't deny or ask question means they are totally simple - Ex: I am coming here - this is the very simple why because - in this sentence iam not denying or asking question just saying

Structure of Simple:

Sub + Is / Am / are + VIng + Object
Subject = Means Who or what perform the action
Verb = A word which is used to indicate the act is called verb
Object = It gives us the full meaning of a sentence
Is /Am /Are = Helping Verbs

Excerises:

  1. She is eating an ice-cream
  2. They are Taking Dinner
  3. We are finishing your work
  4. He are attending the English Language Class
  5. She is completing her work
  6. They is coming here
  7. You are playing football
  8. We are learning English
  9. Iam teaching English
  10. We are waiting for you
  11. She is dancing
  12. It is installing
  13. It is starting
  14. We are thinking
  15. They are drinking
  16. They are taking Class
  17. She is making Cake
  18. He is operating Computer
  19. He is opening the door
  20. She is watching T.v
  21. She is washing dishes
  22. We are Sleeping
  23. You are seeing me
  24. Iam reading a book
  25. You are memorizing
  26. She is beating
  27. We are laughing
  28. We are doing fun
  29. Iam closing door
  30. We are riding bike
  31. She is doing make-up
  32. She is cleaning her room
  33. They are Working with us
  34. She is helping me
  35. They are forgiving him
  36. Iam checking
  37. He is searching
  38. They are developing
  39. They are building
  40. She is inventing
  41. We are living
  42. It is running
  43. Iam changing my hard drive
  44. He and you are destroying life

2) Present Progressive - Negative / Say No

We use Negative when we want to deny / or when we are not agreeing with someone and to do this we use two additional words which are - "Not" With Helping Verbs
How To Make Negative Sentences | Explanation:
  1. Not - (Not Means - No)
  2. Helping Verb - Is / Am / Are - Which i have explained this earlier

Structure of Negative:

Sub + is/am/are + not + V1ing + object
Subject = Means Who or what perform the action
Verb = A word which is used to indicate the act is called verb
Object = Object is noun or pronoun and tell the meaning of preposition
Not = By the word we can understand the word "Not" is for when not agree
Is /Am /Are = Helping Verbs

Excerises / Examples:

  1. She is not eating ice-cream
  2. They are not Taking Dinner
  3. We are not finishing your work
  4. He are not attending the English Language Class
  5. She is not completing her work
  6. They are not coming here
  7. You are not playing football
  8. We are not learning English
  9. I am not teaching English
  10. We are not waiting for you
  11. She is not dancing
  12. It is not installing
  13. It is not starting
  14. We are not thinking
  15. They are not drinking
  16. They are not taking Class
  17. She is not making Cake
  18. He is not using
  19. He is not operating Computer
  20. He is not opening the door
  21. She is not watching T.v
  22. She is not washing dishes
  23. We are not Sleeping
  24. You are not seeing me
  25. I am not reading book
  26. She is not beating
  27. We are not laughing
  28. We are not doing fun
  29. I am not closing door
  30. We are not riding a bike
  31. She is not doing make-up
  32. She is not cleaning her room
  33. They are not Working with us
  34. She is not helping me
  35. They are not not forgiving him
  36. I am not checking
  37. He is not searching
  38. They are not developing
  39. They are not building
  40. She is not not inventing
  41. We are not living
  42. It is not running

3) Present Continuous / Interrogative

We use Interrogative for asking question and to do this we put the helping verbs which are (Is / Am / Are) at first and at the end of a sentence we put the question mark?

Structure of Interrogative:

Is/Am/Are + Sub + V1ing + object?
Subject = Means Who or what perform the action
Verb = A word which is used to indicate the act is called verb
Object = Object is noun or pronoun and tell the meaning of preposition
Is /Am /Are = Helping Verbs
Question Mark? = We put question mark? at the end of every Interrogative sentence so that it looks like it is Question

Excerises:

  1. Is She eating an ice-cream ?
  2. Are They Taking Dinner ?
  3. Are We finishing our work?
  4. Is He attending the English Language Class?
  5. Is He taking Dinner?
  6. Is She completing her work?
  7. Are They coming here?
  8. Are You paying football?
  9. Are We not learning English?
  10. Am I not teaching English?
  11. Are We not waiting for you?
  12. Is She not dancing?
  13. Is It installing?
  14. Is It starting?
  15. Are We thinking?
  16. Are They drinking?
  17. Are They taking Class?
  18. Is She making Cake?
  19. Is He using?
  20. Is He operating Computer?
  21. Is He opening the door?
  22. Is She watching T.v?
  23. Is She washing dishes?
  24. Are We Sleeping?
  25. Are You seeing me?
  26. Am I reading book?
  27. Is She beating?
  28. Is He running?
  29. Are We laughing?
  30. Are We doing fun?
  31. Am I closing door?
  32. Are We riding a bike?
  33. Is She doing make-up?
  34. Is She cleaning her room?
  35. Are They Working with us?
  36. Is She helping me?
  37. Are They forgiving him?
  38. Is He searching?
  39. Are They developing?
  40. Are They building?
  41. Is She inventing?
  42. Are We living?
  43. Is It running?
  44. Am I changing my hard drive?

4) Present Progressive / Interro-Negative

Interro-Negative is the combination of two structures first Interrogative Second Negative we use it when we want to ask both at the same time

Structure of Interro-Negative:

Is/Am/Are + Sub + not + V1ing + object?
Subject = Means Who or what perform the action
Verb = A word which is used to indicate the act is called verb
Object = Object is noun or pronoun and tell the meaning of preposition
Is /Am /Are = Helping Verbs
Question Mark? = We put question mark? at the end of every Interrogative sentence so that it looks like it is Question

Excerises:

  1. Are We not learning English?
  2. Am I not teaching English?
  3. Are We not waiting for you?
  4. Is She not dancing?
  5. Is It not installing?
  6. Is It not starting?
  7. Are We not thinking?
  8. Are They not drinking?
  9. Are They not taking Class?
  10. Is She not making Cake?
  11. Is He not using?
  12. Is He not operating Computer?
  13. Is He not opening the door?
  14. Is She not watching T.v?
  15. Is She not washing dishes?
  16. Are We not Sleeping?
  17. Are You not seeing me?
  18. Am I not reading book?
  19. Is She not not beating?
  20. Is He not running?
  21. Are We not laughing?
  22. Are We not doing fun?
  23. Am I not closing door?
  24. Are We not riding a bike?
  25. Is She not doing make-up?
  26. Is She not cleaning her room?
  27. Are They not Working with us?
  28. Is She not helping me?
  29. Are They not forgiving him?
  30. Is He not searching?
  31. Are They not developing?
  32. Are They not building?
  33. Is She not not inventing?
  34. Are We not living?
  35. Is It not running?
  36. Am I not changing my hard drive?

Conclusion:

So we have finished learning Present Continuous / Progressive Tense i tired my level best to teach you through definitions and examples and i hope you have understood but still you any problem understanding it so please contact us we would love to help you Thank you ....