Verb in Continuous Present Tense
In continuous present tense, verb shows that the action is going on and not completed at the time of speaking. As the action in this sentence is not completed it is called imperfect. And as it is in progress we can also call it as progressive present tense. It means, this tense refers to action that is currently in progress and not complete.
In these sentences, the auxiliary verb- ‘is’ /’am’/ ‘are’ is used with the present participle.
Use of auxiliary verb
- For subject ‘I’, we use auxiliary verb ‘am’.
- If subject is ‘he’, ‘she’, ‘it’ or any singular noun, we use auxiliary ‘is’.
- We use auxiliary verb ‘are’ for the subject ‘we’, ‘you’, ‘they’ or any plural noun.
We shall take an example with three persons.
Examples of Continuous Present Tense
Here, we have taken pronouns I, you, we, he, she, it and they so that it will be easy to understand.
Present Continuous Tense- Example
In this table, we took an example with first, second and third person with singular and plural form.
Let's have a look-
Person Singular Number Plural Number
1st I am playing football. We are playing football.
2nd You are playing football. You are playing football.
3rd He is playing football.
They are playing football.
She is playing football. They are playing football.
It is playing football. They are playing football.
You may like the related links given below.
- Present Tense
- Simple Present
- Present Continuous
- Perfect Present
- Perfect Continuous Present
- Uses of Present Tense