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    Present continuous


    The Present continuouss



    I. Definition

    The 'present continuous' describes an action that takes place in the present and is still going on in the present.



    II. Markers

    Now / At this moment / actually ...



    III. Affirmative form

    The affirmative form is :


    « to be »

    The verb

    « form »


    Full form

    Contraction form

    I am cleaning the board

    I ‘m cleaning the board

    You are eating breakfast

    You ‘re eating breakfast

    He / She / It is eating bananas

    He / She / It ‘s eating bananas

    We are doing exercises

    We ‘re doing exercises

    They are respecting us

    They ‘re respecting us


    IV. Negative form

    The negative form is :


    « to be »


    The verb

    « form »



    Full form

    Contraction form

    I am not cleaning the board

    I ‘m not cleaning the board

    You are not eating breakfast

    You aren't eating breakfast

    He / She / It is not eating bananas

    He / She / It ‘s not eating bananas

    We are not doing exercises

    We aren't doing exercises

    They are not respecting us

    They aren't respecting us


    V. Answers

    To answer we say :

    1/ Yes, I am /You are / He is /She is / It is /We are / They are.

    2/ No, I am not /You are not/ He is not /She is not / It is not /We are not / They are not.



    Complete the following sentences by using the right verb in present continuous

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    1. She (to bend) her knees.

    2. I (to watch) TV.

    3. She (to warm) up for 400 metres.

    4. I (to talk) to Pierre.

    5. They (to do) exercises.

    6. I (to wear) my lucky chain.

    7. I (to feel) a bit nervous.

    8. Look at the woman who (to cross) the street. It's Justine.

    9. She (to learn) English as a foreign language.

    10. They (to hunt) birds.

    11. Do you mind if I stay a little while here? It (to rain).

    12. My mother (to cook) a cake.

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