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Present Continuous Tense


Present Continuous Tense
Use the present continuous to speak about what is happening at the present moment in time.

Positive Form

Subject + to be + verb + ing + objects


He is watching TV.
They're playing tennis at the moment.

Negative Form

Subject + are not + verb + ing + objects


She isn't studying at the moment.
We aren't working now.

Question Form

Wh? + do + subject + verb + ing + objects ?


What are you doing?
Are you cooking dinner now?

NOTE: We use time expressions like 'at the moment, currently, this week - month' with this form of the present continuous.

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