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Continuous Tense

  1. 1. TENSES <ul><li>The Simple Present Continuous Tense </li></ul><ul><li>The Simple Past Continuous Tense </li></ul><ul><li>The Simple Future Continuous Tense </li></ul>DBS 2B
  2. 2. The structure of THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE is: for Ikmal? waiting they Are ? TV? watching he Is ? football. playing not are We - in Merbok. staying not is She - this. reading are You + to you. speaking am I + main verb auxiliary verb subject
  3. 3. We use THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE to talk about : <ul><li>action happening now </li></ul><ul><li>action in the future </li></ul>
  4. 4. THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE for action happening now. <ul><li>EXAMPLES : </li></ul><ul><li>I am eating my lunch. </li></ul><ul><li>The pages are turning . </li></ul><ul><li>The candle is burning. </li></ul><ul><li>The students are studying. </li></ul>
  5. 5. THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE for the future. <ul><li>&quot;Future words&quot; include, for example, tomorrow , next year , in June , at Christmas etc. </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLES : </li></ul><ul><li>I am taking my MUET next month. </li></ul><ul><li>We are eating at MALINJAS tonight. We have already booked the table. </li></ul><ul><li>They can play futsal with you tomorrow. They are not studying . </li></ul><ul><li>When are you starting your new job? </li></ul>back
  6. 6. The structure of THE PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE is: base + ing was were Present Participle   conjugated in simple past tense   main verb + auxiliary verb BE + subject
  7. 7. THE PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE football? playing   they Were ? silly? being   you Were ?   joking. not were We - Yus. helping not was He, she, it - hard. working   were You + TV. watching   was I +   main verb   auxiliary verb subject  
  8. 8. we use THE PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE to express : <ul><li>action at a particular moment in the past. </li></ul><ul><li>the past continuous tense with the simple past tense . We use the past continuous tense to express a long action . And we use the simple past tense to express a short action that happens in the middle of the long action. We can join the two ideas with when or while . </li></ul>
  9. 9. To express action at a particular moment in the past. <ul><li>EXAMPLES : </li></ul><ul><li>At 8pm yesterday, I was watching TV. </li></ul><ul><li>I was studying at 10pm last night. </li></ul><ul><li>They were not playing badminton at 9am this morning. </li></ul><ul><li>What were you doing at 10pm last night? </li></ul><ul><li>What were you doing when he arrived? </li></ul><ul><li>She was cooking when I telephoned her. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Joining THE PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE with THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE . <ul><li>In the following example, we have two actions: </li></ul><ul><li>long action ( watching TV ), expressed with past continuous tense </li></ul><ul><li>short action ( telephoned ), expressed with simple past tense </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLE : </li></ul><ul><li>I was watching TV when you telephoned. </li></ul>
  11. 11. There are four basic combinations: back it exploded.   Ain was walking past the car While Ezza was walking past it. while The car exploded   Syazana was walking past it.   the car exploded When it exploded. when Maria was walking past the car  
  12. 12. The structure of THE FUTURE CONTINUOUS TENSE is: base + ing be will present participle   invariable   invariable   main verb + auxiliary verb BE + auxiliary verb WILL + subject
  13. 13. How do we make the Future Continuous Tense? TV? watching be   they Will ? football? playing be   you Will ? dinner at Malinja. having be not will We - the car. using be not will She - on a beach tomorrow. lying be   will You + at 10am. working be   will I +   main verb auxiliary verb   auxiliary verb subject  
  14. 14. we use THE FUTURE CONTINUOUS TENSE : <ul><li>To express action at a particular moment in the future. The action will start before that moment but it will not have finished at that moment. </li></ul>
  15. 15. EXAMPLES : <ul><li>I will be playing basketball at 10am tomorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>They won't be watching TV at 9pm tonight. </li></ul><ul><li>What will you be doing at 10pm tonight? </li></ul><ul><li>What will you be doing when I arrive? </li></ul><ul><li>She will not be sleeping when you telephone her. </li></ul><ul><li>We will be having dinner when the film starts. </li></ul><ul><li>Take your umbrella. It will be raining when you return. </li></ul>