May 102012
 

The Present Continuous:

Possitive:      S + am/is/are + Ving

Negative:      S + am/is/are + not + Ving

Yes/No:         Am/is/are + S + Ving …?

W-H:              W-H + am/is/are + S + Ving … ?

The Present Continuous expresses an action happening at the moment.

 Ssingular + is + Ving

Splural +are + Ving

S = “I” + am + Ving

S = “You” + are + Ving

 

Time words for The Present Continuous:

Now               at the moment

Ex:  He is making a birthday cake now.

–    We are making a birthday cake now.

–    I’m making a birthday cake now.

–    I’m not making a birthday cake now.

–    Are you making a birthday now?

–    What are you making now?

 

Specific Situation:

The Present Continuous is also used to expres a plan or a prediction in the future.

Ex:  John is making a birthday cake for his party tomorrow.

=    John plans to make a birthday cake for his party tomorrow.

=    John will make a birthday cake for his party tomorrow.

 

Exercise 1: Use the correct Verb form

1/ John (go)                                            to the supermarket now.

2/ We (go)                                               to the supermarket now.

3/ I (go)                                                   to the supermarket now.

4/ John (not go)                                                 to the supermarket now.

5/ We (not go)                                                   to the supermarket now.

6/ I (not go)                                                        to the supermarket now.

7/                           John (go)                               to the supermarket now?

8/                           we (go)                                  to the supermarket now?

9/                           you (go)                                to the supermarket now?

10/ Where                       John (go)                              now?

Exercise 2: Use the correct Verb form

1/ John (eat)                                           one apple everyday.

2/ John (eat)                                           one apple yesterday.

3/ John (eat)                                           one apple tomorrow.

4/ John (eat)                                           one apple now.

5/ John (not eat)                                                            one apple everyday.

6/ John (not eat)                                                one apple yesterday.

7/ John (not eat)                                                one apple tomorrow.

8/ John (not eat)                                                one apple now.

9/                           John (eat)                             one apple everyday?

10/                        John (eat)                             one apple yesterday?

 

Solution:

Exercise 1:

1/ John         is going                  to the supermarket now.

2/ We         are going                to the supermarket now.

3/ I              am going                 to the supermarket now.

4/ John     isn’t going                 to the supermarket now.

5/ We       aren’t going              to the supermarket now.

6/ I           am not going           to the supermarket now.

7/     Is       John       going          to the supermarket now?

8/    Are    we         going           to the supermarket now?

9/   Are     you     going              to the supermarket now?

10/ Where    is    John    going           now?

Exercise 2:

1/ John     eats                            one apple everyday.

2/ John     ate                              one apple yesterday.

3/ John     will eat                      one apple tomorrow.

4/ John     is eating                    one apple now.

5/ John     doesn’t eat                one apple everyday.

6/ John     didn’t eat                  one apple yesterday.

7/ John     will not eat               one apple tomorrow.

8/ John     isn’t eating                one apple now.

9/   Does   John (eat)     eat      one apple everyday?

10/  Did   John (eat)     eat      one apple yesterday?

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