I am not blinded by the past or motivated by the future; I am focus on the present because that is where i am destined to live.-Stephan Lee
Meaning: Present Continuous Tense is used to express a continued or ongoing action at present time. It expresses an action which is in progress at the time of speaking.
For example, a person says, “I am driving Car”.
Key: Auxiliary verb “am or is or are” is used in sentence. [am/is/are + present participle] is the Main key for the this tense. The participle “ing” is added to the 1st form of verb i.e. going (go) writing (write)
Use of Auxiliary Verb:
- If Subject is ‘I’- Auxiliary verb ‘am’ is used.
- If subject is “He,She,It”– Auxiliary verb ‘is’ is used.
- If subject is ‘You, They or plural’– Auxiliary Verb ‘are’ is used.
Use of Present Continuous tense:
- For something that is happening at the every moment.
- for something which is happening before and after a given time
- for something which we think is temporary.
- to show that something is changing, growing or developing
- for something which happens again and again
- to talk about the future
- Sometimes, to talk about the past
Use of the verb in case of a Positive Sentence:
- Rule: Subject + Auxiliary Verb + Main Verb end with ing +object
- Eg: I + am + Play-ing + Cricket.
- He + is + Drive-ing + Car
- They + are + Writing +A post
Use of the verb in case of a Negative Sentence:
- Rule: Subject + Auxiliary Verb + Not + Main Verb end with ing +object
- I + am + not + Play-ing + Cricket.
- He + is +not + Drive-ing + Car
- They + are +not + Writing +A post
For making interrogative sentences, the sentence is started with auxiliary verb rather than putting auxiliary verb after the subject.
- If the subject is “I”-auxiliary verb “am”.
- If the subject is “He, She, It,”- auxiliary verb “is”.
- If subject is “You, They or plural” auxiliary verb “are”.
Rule: Auxiliary verb + Subject + main verb-ing (Present participle) + object
- Am/is/are + Subject + (1st form of verb or base verb + ing) + object.
- Am + I + playing + Cricket