Present progressive rules, examples

Present progressive

Present progressive (Present continuous)

Present progressive (continuous) means: Something is happening now.

Form of the present progressive

to be (am, is, are) + infinitive + -ing

Examples:

I am reading a book.
They are going for a walk.

Present progressive - (Present continuous) signal words

Simple present signal words: at the moment, at present, now, right now, still, today, tonight.
Look! Listen!

Examples:

She is now sitting in the classroom.
They are right now reading a book.
Look! They are watching television.

Verbs like can, have, like and want don't form the present progressive.

Verbs with -e at the end

Example: to make - making

Present Progressive future meaning:

Jane is playing computer games tomorrow.
I'm watching a film tomorrow.

Sentences Present Progressive

I
You
He
She
We
You
They
am
are
is
is
are
are
are
watching TV.
listening to music.
dancing today.
watching birds.
looking for CDs.
wating for the taxi.
writing letters.

Present progressive questions

Am I watching TV?
Are you listening to music?
Is he dancing today?
Is she watching birds?
Are we looking for CDs
Are you waiting for the taxi?
Are they writing letters?

Examples: Questions present progressive

Question

Yes  No

Am
Are
Is
Is
Are
Are
Are

I
you
he
she
we
you
they

watching TV?
listening to music?
dancing today?
watching birds?
looking for CDs
wating for the taxi?
writing letters?

Yes, I am.
Yes, you are.
Yes, he is.
Yes, she is.
Yes, we are.
Yes, you are.
Yes, they are.

No, I'm not.
No, you aren't.
No, he isn't.
No, she isn't.
No, we aren't.
No, you aren't
No, they aren't.

Present progressive negatives

I
You
He
She
We
You
They

'm not
aren't
isn't
isn't
aren't
aren't
aren't

watching TV.
listening to music.
dancing today.
watching birds.
looking for CDs.
wating for the taxi.
writing letters.

 

Present progressive examples

Present progressive with explanations, examples and exercises. Change the following sentences into Present progressive and learn with English online exercises.

B- Present continuous - English tenses

Present continuous exercises
02 Present continuous exercise
03 Present continuous
04 Present continuous
05 Present continuous
06 Questions
07 Questions
08 Questions
09 Signal words
10 Examples
11 Negative
12 Negatives

 

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