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WHO AM I ? PRESENT PROGRESSIVE OR PRESENT CONTINUOUS RULES STUCTURE FORMULA EXERCISES QUIZZES: TENSE : CHAPTER – 9

PRESENT CONTINUOUS / PRESENT PROGRESSIVE 

                                                          

PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE / PRESENT PROGRESSIVE TENSE 

WHO AM I ? PRESENT POGRESSIVE OR PRESENT CONTINUOS TENSE 

 

 Hello  Everyone,

 so let’s proceed ahead and let me introduce you to myself. I am well acquainted with the name of Present Continuous Tense but a few only know that I am known as Present Progressive Tense also. Because I help those who need to express their statements that have been started at some point of time but have not been finished by the tie of expressing. . Thus the statements are still in progress or continuity. Understand with this example- 

  • Srishti is singing well.
  •  I am having my lunch, will call you back soon.
  •  Why are you not listening to me?
  • Diya is hitting the ball perfectly.
  • Why are you gulping your food so hurriedly?

 

But, if you think, I help in making such statements only, then you are wrong. I help in framing those statements as well which are going to take place in nearby future. Have a look at these examples-

I am going to buy a new flat soon.

Are you planning to shift from here?

Thus you can definite me in the following way –

 

Definition 

“ Present Continuous Tense not only shows present action in a process but sometimes indicates the actions going to take place in the near future as well. “


So if ever you have to recognize me in any of the statements, you can

Simply recognize me with the following key features-

Key Features / Recognition

a. Actions those are in the process right now. Nobody knows when the actions have begun and when they are going to finish.

b. It shows the actions also going to take place in the near future.

Now let’s continue how I can be helpful in more other ways

WHEN TO USE

1. To Refer to the actions that are taking place at the moment of speaking.

So if I talk about my first use, it’s the same as I explained through my definition. 

If ever you have to express your present going on actions, you can take my help to complete your statements. For example-

  • I am trying to open this window but it is not opening. 
  • Look, Ashish is running fast again?
  • What are you searching for?

Hope it’s clear. Now let me show you next my very smart use. 

3. To express an action that is repeated regularly but leaves a negative impression. If ever you have to point out any negative quality in any person/place /thing,

I can help you very smartly in such a condition. How? See yourself – 

  •  She is always trying to show her intelligence..

      ( While she is not..)

  • She is every time feeling hungry

     ( While she is often  found eating )

She is always craving love. 

( While she has so many people taking care of her.)

 She is always complaining about her health. 

 (Though she is fine). – Negative Impression sentence.

Sarcastic use! Ha, ha, ha , Now let’s continue how I can be helpful in more other ways

WHEN TO USE

1. To Refer to the actions that are taking place at the moment of speaking.

So if I talk about my first use, it’s the same as I explained through my definition. 

If ever you have to express your present going on actions, you can take my help to complete your statements. For example-

I am trying to open this window but it is not opening. 

  • Look, Ashish is running fast again?
  • What are you searching for?

Hope it’s clear. Now let me show you next my very smart use. 

2. To express an action that is repeated regularly but leaves a negative impression.

If ever you have to point out any negative quality in any person/place /thing, I can help you very smartly in such a condition. How? See yourself – 

  • She is every time feeling hungry

     ( While she is often             found eating )

  • She is always craving love. 

    ( While she has so many people taking care of her.)

  •  She is always complaining about her health. 

 (Though she is fine). – Negative Impression sentence.

Sarcastic use! Ha,ha, ha now let’s move to my next use- 

3 . Human nature that is slightly expected to change- 

 I help you to express the statements also in which 

 you have to show the never changing behaviour of the people 

  • People are always blaming their circumstances

     ( but are never willing        to change their                 actions.)

  • You are always asking for sorry. 

   ( but of no use you’ll          repeat your mistake) .

Did you notice how I help you in expressing your statements indirectly? 

Now let’s quickly jump to the next one-

4.For showing temporary actions

I help you to express those actions which are in the process right now but will end soon. 

  • We are looking for a new home nowadays.
  • Trains are not arriving on time. 

Very easy! Next use-

5.To describe a regular or habitual actions

This is very common to use where we show our routine or habits.

  • I am working hard to accomplish this project.
  •   I am writing five pages a day to improve my handwriting.

Next one-

6.To add suspense or humour

Now this one is very interesting. Whenever you

 have to show any suspense or humour through your

the statement, you can take my help.

  • The sight is scary. It is going to kill me. ( Suspense )
  • Have you any idea , who is roaming outside in the dense night? 
  •  Oh My God! Your son is naughty. He is going to hit my dog. ( Humour ) 
  •       Will you stop? Why are you talking like a fool?( Humour ) 

Now the final one- 

7. To show plans and arrangements.

It has already been mentioned in introduction. You can take

my help in showing the actions, going to happen in nearby future 

  • I am very excited as I am leaving for Mumbai tomorrow.
  •       I am very happy today. I am going to buy a new car.

Structure 

Affirmative

Subject + is/are/am + V4 (V1st +ing ) + Object.

Singular Subject- is

Plural Subject-are

1st Person Singular

   ( I ) – am

  • I am waiting for you, come soon.
  • He is playing well
  • Nishi is catching the bus.
  • We are also joining, wait for us .

Negative 

Subject+ is/are/am + not + V4 (V1st +ing ) + Object.

  • Ashwin is not participating in the debate.
  • The boys are not  returning on Monday. 

Interrogative

Interrogative Statements- Type-1

is/are/am + subject + V4 (V1 + ing )+ object

Are you listening to me?

Is she attending our party today?

Interrogative Statements- -Type 2

‘Wh’ family word + is/are/am + subject + V4 (V1 + ing )+ object

When is Dushyant returning ?

 Why are you not going to Delhi me?

Interrogative Statements- type -3 

How much/ how many + related noun+ is/are/am + subject + V4 (V1 + ing ) + object

 How many bottles of juice are  you buying for the party?

How much water are you having in your water bottle ?

Interrogative Negative Statement

In such conditions be attentive of only one thing . 

—Subject+ Not —

Remaining part of the structure will be same. Only add not after the Subject. 

Example-

Is Kavi not attending our party?

Why are you not joining us?

How much water are you not having within 24 hours?

ALSO LEARN

HOME WORK

Notice all the people with things around and write 10 actions in progress right now. 

Welcome to your FUTURE CONTINUOUS

Name
Email
1. Nishi _____ her mistake now.

2. Are you _______for something ?

3. How strange is Sheena _____ nowadays?

4. You are not _________ if you are not working on yourself.

5. Remember, If you are _______consistently, You Are having blessings from your ancestors.

6. Those who ______ you day by day, will shed tears one day, remember it.

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I am Meena Kumari, PGT(English)+ B.ed. Teaching is my passion. Love to guide students in Grammar Learning and build up their writing skills.

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