Present Continuous Tense
Here's an example:
"I am currently studying for my exams."
In this sentence, "studying" is the present continuous tense form of the verb "study". The speaker is describing an action that is currently ongoing in the present moment, studying for their exams. The use of "studying" indicates that the action is currently in progress and ongoing.
|Subject + am/is/are + present participle|
I + am + walking
He/She/It + is + walking
You/They/We + are + walking
There are some verbs that are not generally used in the present continuous tense. These include:
Non-action verbs: Non-action verbs, also known as stative verbs, describe a state or condition, rather than an action and are not generally used in present continuous tense.
Examples of stative verbs include be, belong, like, dislike, hate, love, prefer, know, understand, want and need.
Verbs of perception: Verbs of perception, such as see, hear, smell, taste, and feel are used to describe the senses and are not generally used.
Verbs of possession: Verbs of possession, such as have and own, describe ownership or possession. These verbs are not generally used because they describe a state, rather than an ongoing action.
1) I am cooking dinner at the moment.
2) He is playing video games right now.
3) They are studying for their exam at the library.
1) He is learning Spanish these days.
2) We are looking for a new house this month.
3) The company is expanding its business this year.
1) The company is expanding its business this year.
2) She is feeling better after taking the medicine.
3) They are trying to reduce their carbon footprint by using public transportation.
|I am talking||I am not talking||Am i talking?|
|We are talking||We aren't talking||Are we talking?|
|You are talking||You aren't talking||Are you talking?|
|He is talking||He isn't talking||Is he talking?|
|She is talking||She isn't talking||Is she talking?|
|It is walking||It isn't walking||Is it walking?|
|They are talking||They aren't talking||Are they talking?|