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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #12: Present continuous
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    Present continuous

    Present (BE + -ING)


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    - What are they doing?
    - They are playing football.


    Main use: action which is being done at the same moment.

    Syntax: Auxiliary BE (conjugated) + Verb ending in -ING

    I am playing football.
    You are playing football.
    He/She/It is playing football.
    We are playing football.
    You are playing football.
    They are playing football.


    Negation: I am not playing football, you are not playing football...

    Question: Am I playing football? Are you playing football? Is he playing football? ...


    Are they playing football?

    Long answers: Yes, they're playing football. No, they aren't playing football.
    Short answers: Yes, they are. No, they aren't.


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    1. They (study) at the moment.

    2. She (watch) TV.

    3. What (you/read) at the moment?

    4. I (cook) dinner tonight. Would you like to come?

    5. It (not/work). I think it's broken.

    6. He (learn) German for his job.

    7. Paul and Mike (play) football.

    8. Why (Sarah/cry)?

    9. He (sit) on the bench.

    10. I (do) my homework.

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