We use Present Continuous Tense to convey
1. What someone is doing at the moment
2. What someone is doing these days
Let us see how…
It is a pleasant Sunday morning. I am watering plants in my terrace garden. Birds are chirping and colorful butterflies are fluttering on the flowers. Sonia is trying to catch a butterfly and my husband is capturing the moment in his camera. We are enjoying the beauty of the nature. You are watching this video.
Now it is 3 in the afternoon. I am reading a book. Sonia is preparing for her exams and my husband is watching a tennis match on television. Some children are playing in the park opposite my house. They are making a lot of noise. A fruit vendor is trying to lure his potential customers to his fruit cart.
The evening is here. Myself and my husband are getting ready as we are going for a movie with our friends. Sonia is feeling exhausted after her studies. She is feeling bored so she is practicing her guitar lessons. She is learning guitar these days. We are planning to meet for dinner.
Notice the verbs in the passage. Watering, chirping, fluttering, trying, capturing, enjoying, reading, preparing, watching, playing, making, getting, going, feeling, practicing, learning and planning. They all are in Continuous Tense.
The helping verbs is, am and are make them Present Continuous. Am is used with I, Are is used with ‘you’, ‘we’ and ‘they’ and ‘is‘ is used with ‘him’ and ‘her’
I ‘am‘ doing You ‘are‘ doing We ‘are‘ doing They ‘are‘ doing‘ She ‘is‘ doing He ‘is‘ doing.
I ‘am‘ driving a car You ‘are‘ disturbing me We ‘are‘ talking to each other They ‘are‘ flying back to the US He ‘is‘ closing his showroom She ‘is‘ chatting with her friend.
Isn’t it quite easy? Now make similar sentences to practice Present Continuous Tense.
Stay tuned…. Goodbye!