Sunday, 19 May 2013

PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE



PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE


This tense is used to show that a work is being done. It still continues and is being done. Time of the action is not specified. It shows that the action is not complete or accomplished yet.


For Example :


Alice is painting a picture.


This sentence shows that the subject Alice is doing a work in the present time. This work is not accomplished and is continuing.


In this tense helping verbs 'is, am are' are used and  first form of verb with 'ing' is used.


He is drinking water. 

I am painting a picture. 

You are taking your meals.



AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES  


With First person singular, ‘am’ along with first form of verb with ‘ing’ is used.


For Example :


I am writing a letter.


With First person plural,second person singular and plural and third person plural ‘are’ is used with first form of verb and 'ing' .


We are playing a match. 

You are making a noise. 

They are singing a song.


With third person singular ‘is’ is used with first form of verb and ing.


For example :

He is drinking water.



NEGATIVE SENTENCES


‘Is, Am or Are’ + Not + First form of verb + ing is used.


For Example : 

Boys are not playing a football match.

She is not reading a book.

I am not going to the office today.

We are not making a noise.

You are not flying kites.

 


INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES

 ‘Is, Am or Are’ is used before subject. First form of verb + 'ing' is used.

Sign of interrogation is used at the end of the sentence.


For Example :


Are the boys  playing a football match?

Are the girls not singing a song ?





Here are some examples of Interrogative sentences  starting with 'Wh'.



1. What are you doing?

2. When are you going to their house?

3. Which book are you reading?

4. Why are the children making a noise?

5. How are you feeling now?

6. Where are the visitors coming from ?

7. How much money is he demanding?

8. Whom are you expecting at the dinner?

9. Why are not you going to the bed now?

10. For whom are you purchasing a gift?




EXERCISE NO   1

Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Present Continuous Tense

1. A cool wind ................ (blow) at this time.

2. Farmers .............. (sow) seeds  in their fields.

3. The child ....................(cut) teeth.

4. Boys ...................(bathe) in the river.

5. A policeman ................(chase) the thief.
 



EXERCISE NO   2


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Present Continuous Tense.


1. She ......................(not waste) her time in gossips.

2. We...................(not plan) to go to see a picture.

3. The teacher ............. (not teach)  us today.

4. The students ............... (not take) their examination.

5. Cows .............. (not graze) grass in the meadows.



EXERCISE NO  3


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Present Continuous Tense


 1. ...... the boys ................... (not go) to their homes today?

2. ........ she ................... (play) on guitar?

3. ......... the birds ......... (not chirp)  in trees?

4. ............ your brother............( not live) with you?

5. ........... the rabbits ...........(hide) in their burrows ?

EXERCISE NO  4


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Present Continuous Tense


1. Whom ....... you............ (call) ?

2. When ........... the guests........... (come)?

3. Why ......... the child ........(weep) so bitterly?

4. Where ......... they ...........(go) at this time?

5. Why .......... your sister not ........(participate) in the competition?




EXERCISE NO  5



Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Present Continuous Tense


I ............ (go) out for a walk on the bank of the river. I see cool water......... (flow) in the river. A cool wind..............(blow) all around. Birds ........... (chirp) in the trees. Many people ............. (walk) on the grass. I .......... (feel) very happy to see all this. Many friends .................(join) me there.  We all .............. (take) exercise. It .............. (look) very pleasant.  Some of my friends ........... (sit) on the grass and ..........(gossip).  We all ........... (enjoy) ourselves very much.





EXERCISE NO  6


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Present Continuous Tense

It ............ (get) dark now. The sun ...........(set) in the west. People .......... (move) towards their homes. Most of them ............. (feel) tired. They .......... (wear) very good clothes but those ........... (show)  dust particles on them now. Though they............(feel) very happy yet they ............ (find) it very difficult to walk. They .........(get) late so they are ...............(rush) to their homes. They ...........(carry) a lot of sweets with them. Their children............(feel) very happy to witness all this. 
  





EXERCISE NO  7


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Present Continuous Tense.

 I ..........(go) to my grandmother's house today. My brother and sister too .........(accompany) me. We ............(go) by train. We all .......... (go) there to spend our vacation. We ...........(expect) our cousins also to reach there. All the members  in my grandmother's house..............(wait) for us eagerly. We all ........(feel) excited to be with our cousins soon. We.........(feel) happy because we are not required to do our home work there. We ............(go) to have a very good time there.    











(ANSWERS)


EXERCISE NO   1


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Present Continuous Tense


1. A cool wind  is blowing at this time.

2. Farmers are sowing seeds  in their fields.

3. The child is cutting his teeth.

4. Boys are bathing in the river.

5. A policeman is chasing  the thief.


EXERCISE NO   2


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Present Continuous Tense

1. She is not wasting her time in gossips.

2. We are not planning to go to see a picture.

3. The teacher  is not teaching us today.

4. The students are not taking their examination.

5. Cows are not grazing grass in the meadows.


EXERCISE NO  3


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Present Continuous Tense


 1. Are the boys not going to their homes today?

2. Is she playing on guitar?

3. Are the birds not chirping  in trees?

4. Is your brother not living with you?

5. Are the rabbits hiding in their burrows ?






EXERCISE NO  4

Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Present Continuous Tense

1. Whom are you calling ?

2. When are the guests coming ?

3. Why is the child weeping so bitterly?

4. Where are they going at this time?

5. Why is your sister not participating in the competition?




EXERCISE NO  5


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Present Continuous Tense


am going out for a walk on the bank of the river. I see cool water is flowing in the river. A cool wind is blowing all around. Birds are chirping in the trees. Many people are walking  on the grass. I  am feeling very happy to see all this. Many friends are joining me there.  We all are taking exercise. It is looking very pleasant.  Some of my friends are sitting on the grass and are gossiping.  We all are enjoying ourselves very much.







EXERCISE NO  6


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Present Continuous Tense


It is getting dark now. The sun is setting in the west. People are moving towards their homes. Most of them are feeling tired. They are wearing very good clothes but those are showing  dust particles on them  now. Though they are feeling very happy yet they are finding it very difficult to walk. They are getting late so they are rushing to their homes. They are carrying a lot of sweets with them. Their children are feeling very happy to witness all this. 
  





EXERCISE NO  7


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Present Continuous Tense.

 I am going to my grandmother's house today. My brother and sister too are accompanying me. We are going by train. We all are going there to spend our vacation. We are expecting our cousins also to reach there. All the members  in my grandmother's house are waiting for us eagerly. We all are feeling excited to be with our cousins soon. We are feeling happy because we are not required to do our home work there. We are going to have a very good time there.    









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