Present Continuous Tense

The present continuous tense can be used to describe temporary situations, actions that are happening now, or future plans.

Positive: subject + am/is/are + verb-ing
Negative: subject + am/is/are + not + verb-ing
Question: Am/Is/Are + subject + verb-ing?

Common uses:

1. Actions happening now

  • I am eating dinner right now.
  • She is not working at the moment.
  • Are they playing basketball now?

2. Temporary situations

  • He is staying with us for a few days.
  • They are not taking the bus today.
  • Is she using your computer this afternoon?

3. Future plans or arrangements

  • We are going to the beach next week.
  • They are not attending the party on Friday.
  • Are you meeting your friends tomorrow?

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