Present Continuous Tense
The present continuous tense deals with an action or condition that is ongoing at a continuous pace and that may continue to happen in the future. It aids the readers about the actions that are happening and instils interest in writing about the actions happening.
The formula for making a sentence in present continuous tense:
To Be [Am, Is, Are] + Verb [Present Participle]
The main purpose of this formula is that it makes sentence formation easy and kids can memorise it easily. Some examples of present continuous tense are:
- They waited at the red light, and they started walking once the light turned green.
- The waiter is standing behind the counter right now with a notepad in his hand and a pencil behind his ear.
Present Continuous Tense for the Future
Present continuous tense can also be used for the future by using a word in the future tense. Examples for future words are: tomorrow, next year, in June, at Christmas etc. These future words can only be used for situations which have been planned already.
Present Continuous Tense Worksheet
The present continuous tense provides the opportunity for children to learn sentence structure more clearly and make various sentences using this tense.This enables the children to form proper sentences and have conversations with others.
The present continuous tense worksheet speaks about a continuous event, something that is yet to be finished. BYJU’S present continuous tense worksheet is prepared in an interactive manner as it includes various modules that are both fun and learning. These worksheets are both digital and printable.
Frequently Asked Questions on Present Continuous Tense Worksheet
What is the present continuous tense and example?
The present continuous tense is the one which describes the current situation/events that are happening in the present or in the future.The present continuous tense is formed with the subject plus the present particle form (-ing) of the main verb. The present continuous tense of the verb ‘to be’: am, is, are. Few examples are: He is swimming, and They are going on a vacation next sunday.
What is the difference between present tense and present continuous tense?
We use the present simple tense when describing fixed habits or routines. The present continuous tense is used to talk about the actions which are happening at the present moment, but will soon finish.
How do you change present tense to present continuous tense?
The simple present tense is formed by using the first form of the verb. When the subject is a singular noun or pronoun, the verb takes the marker “–s” in the simple present tense. We make present continuous tense forms by putting is, am or are before the –ing form of the verb.