Present Continuous Tense
1. Expresses action at the present time.
2. Affirmative sentences: Consists of a form of the verb “to be” before the ing form of the verb.
Examples: She is sleeping.
They’re not cleaning.
3. Yes/No Questions: A form of be comes before the subject.
Examples: Isn’t he studying?
Are we going?
4. Information Questions: Uses a singular verb with who.
Examples: Who’s doing the dishes?
5. There is/There are: In a sentence with there, you can use an ing verb after the subject.
Examples: There’s a dog running toward us!
Are there any dogs running toward us?
6. Typical time expressions for the continuous present: (right) now, at this moment, at present, today, tonight, this month, these days.
Examples: She’s working at home this week.
It isn’t raining today.
7. It can also explress future plans.
Typical time expressions: Tomorrow, next week, in a few days
Examples: He’s taking his last exam tomorrow.
We’re going to a wedding in a few days.
8. Action verbs appear in the present continuous for activity now and to express future plans.
Typical actions verbs: go, walk, drink, take, get rain
Examples: He’s walking the dog right now.
She’s moving in a few days.
We’re going to a movie tonight.