The Verb in Continuous Present Tense
In the continuous present tense, the 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 progressive present tense. It means this tense refers to an 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 the auxiliary verb
- For the subject ‘I’, we use the auxiliary verb ‘am’.
- If the subject is ‘he’, ‘she’, ‘it’, or any singular noun, we use the auxiliary ‘is’.
- We use the auxiliary verb ‘are’ for the subject ‘we’, ‘you’, ‘they’ or any plural noun.
Examples of Continuous Present Tense
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.
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