It is the easiest tense of twelve English Grammar tenses. In present continuous tense, an action that starts in past, goes on, for a while, and finishes within the present time. We never mention the time of starting like present perfect continuous tense
Sentences of Present Continuous Tense
We normally make three types of sentences of present continuous tense, such as affirmative, negative and interrogative. Let’s us deal with them one by one.
An affirmative sentence is a normal sentence that contains subject, verb and object. If He, She, It or any singular noun comes as a subject in the sentence, we always use helping verb “is” with present participle form of verb (-ing Form) to make a affirmative sentence of present continuous tense. If subject of the sentence is you, we, they or any plural noun, we always use helping verb “are”. Helping verb “am” is always come with subject “I”. read the following examples.
- He is going to school.
- The army is defending his country against the enemies.
- Saifullah is talking on the phone.
- They are swimming.
- I am writing a letter to my boss.
When we refuse something, we use a negative sentence. We always add “not” between verb and helping verb to make a negative statement.
- He is not going to school.
- The army is not defending his country against the enemies.
- Saifullah is not talking on the phone.
- They are not swimming.
- I am not writing a letter to my boss.
When we need to ask a question, we always make a interrogative sentence. Helping verb is come at the beginning of the sentence and a question mark “?” is put at the end of the sentence.
- Is he going to school?
- Is the army defending his county against the enemies?
- Is Saifullah talking on the phone?
- Are they swimming?
- Am I writing a letter to my boss?
Present Continuous Tense in Urdu by elcinurdu