Present Progressive / Continuous

When to Use It

Present Progressive tense indicates action in progress at the time of speaking.
It can also indicate action during a temporary period that includes the present time.
Some key words used with this tense are:

Now / Today / Nowadays / At present / At the moment
Temporarily / This week / This month / This semester

How to Make the Present Progressive Tense

For Positive sentences

Subject
He /She/ Lisa / The boy
You / They / We / The kids
I
(be)
is
are
am
v-ing
eating
standing
studying

For Negative sentences

Subject
I
He /She/ Mary/ The man
You / They / We / The kids
(be)
am
'm
is
isn't
's
are
aren't
're
v-ing
not
not
not
not
not
not
leaving
helping
jumping

For Questions (Yes/No)
Notice the at "be" verb is moved in front of the Subject for questions.

(be)
Is
Are
Am
Subject
He /She/ Tina/ The man
You / They / We / The kids
I
sitting
singing
playing
?
?
?

For Questions (Wh-)

What
Where
When
(be)
Is
Are
Am
Subject
He /She/ Tina/ The man
You / They / We / The kids
I
doing
going
coming
?
?
?
What
Who
(be)
Is
Is
Subject
working
sleeping
?
?

*This is also called Present Continuous Tense.

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