The Present Continous


The Present Continous :

1- The Form of The Present Continous Tense:



    The Verb to Be ( am ,is,are ) + Verb + Ing






Affirmative


Interrogative

Negative

I am working


Am I working?

I am not working

He is working


Is he working?

He is not working

She is working


Is she working?

She is not working

It is working


Is it working?

It is not working

You are working


Are you working?

You are not working

We are working


Are we working?

We are not working

They are working


Are they working?

They are not working



2-The Uses Of The Present Continous Tense:





A- Event is happening now , continuously during the speech



Examples :


  -      Now, he is writing a report.


  -      At the moment she is ironing the shirts.


B- Event in the future has been planned before



Examples :



-We are traveling tomorrow.


-Every thing is arranged.Adam marrying next monday



3- There are some verbs which are normally not used in the present continuous :


For Examples :



 Smell , like , love , want , hate , see, seem , be

Understannd ,wish , hear , think .








-So we can not say :

Sarah is wanting to buy a new house

-The correct one is :

Sarah wants to buy a new house.


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