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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #123939: Present continuous tense
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    Present continuous tense


    We use the present continuous tense:

    For an action that happened at the moment.

    For an action that is happening now and continues.


    For an action or event in the future that had a plan or preparation.

    For a temporary event or condition.

    To emphasise a continuing or repeated action.

    Important notice:

    Some verbs can't be used in present continuous tense: 

    Agree, promise,surprise, like, love, hate, hear, see, smell, taste, believe, know, understand...

    Affirmative form:

    Subject + auxiliary verb BE (am, is,are)] + main verb (infinitive) + ing.

    He is working on his project now.

    Negative form: 

    Subject + auxiliary verb BE (am, is,are)] + not + main verb (infinitive) + ing.

    Georges is not eating ice-creams anymore.

    Interrogative form:

    Auxiliary verb BE (am, is, are) + subject + main verb (infinitive) + ing? 

    Are those men playing soccer every afternoon?



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    1. Jack to Madrid gymnasium tonight. He is too tired.

    2. Mark shopping after work. It's too late.

    3. She on the mobile phone at this tragic moment.

    4. Jim and Fred . They are terrible!

    5. Shopping online during global Coronavirus epidemic.

    6. The depleted stocks constantly due to good economy.

    7. Many European people text messages these modern days.

    8. Mary to workplace this morning.

    9. John at an academic seminar in the afternoon.

    10. I my homework today. It's a long text.

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