THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE VERB sleep Bobby What
THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE: VERB “sleep” Bobby What is Bobby doing? Bobby is sleeping!
Present continuous tense Subject + Verb “to be”+ verb ing form I am sleeping You are sleeping is / ‘s sleeping We are sleeping You are sleeping They are sleeping He, She, It
Spelling rules for the “ing” form RULE 1 A consonant + e SMILE Drop the e and add ing SMILING RULE 2 One vowel+one consonant SIT Double the consonant and add ing Sitting RULE 3 2 vowels+one consonant reading RULE 4 2 consonants not duble Brushing
Present continuous tense negative form and questions Is she sleeping? No she isn’t, she ‘s playing golf
Present continuous (negative form) Subject + verb “to be”+ not + verb - ing form I am not playing You are not playing He, she, it We is not playing are not playing You are not playing They are not playing
Present continuous (questions) Verb to be + subject + verb ing form Am I playing? Are You playing? Is He , She , It playing? Are We playing? Are You playing? Are They playing?
Non-Continuous Verbs • • The "Non-Continuous Verbs, " are rarely used in continuous tenses. They include: • Abstract Verbs to be, to want, to cost, to seem, to need, to care, to contain, to owe, to exist. . . • Possession Verbs to possess, to own, to belong. . . • Emotion Verbs to like, to love, to hate, to dislike, to fear, to envy, to mind. . . • Examples: He is needing help now. Not Correct He needs help now. Correct He is wanting a drink now. Not Correct He wants a drink now. Correct
• What are these people doing?
What are they doing