HELPING VERBS We use the present continuous tense to describe an action that is happening now. They are running now. Time Expressions: We form the present continuous tense by adding – Now At the moment ing to the main verb after appropriate form of At present verb to be At this very time He is doing his homework at the moment. right now We usually add –ing to the verb. still do - doing read - reading fly - flying eat for the time being Imperative: Look! Listen! - eating these days If the verb ends with an -e we take away the -e tonight and adding –ing this week have - having ride - riding write - writing this month If the verb has a short vowel and one consonant, this year we double the consonant and add -ing How to form NEGATIVE form? sit - sitting run – running swim - swimming -l e.g. travel-travelling. quarrel-quarrelling die-dying,tie-tying,lie-lyingHow to form ALTERNATIVE QUESTIONS in PRESENT CONTINUOUS? HELPING VERBS Are YOU going to school OR to How to form GENERAL QUESTIONS in PRESENT the zoo now? CONTINUOUS? Is HE swimming or making a Are YOU going to school now? sandcastle right now? Is HE swimming right now?How to form TAG QUESTIONS in PRESENT CONTINUOUS? How to form SPECIAL QUESTIONS in PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE? YOU are not going to school, Where ARE YOU going now? aren’t you? What is HE doing tonight? HE is swimming right now, isn’t he?