The Present Continuous Tense

The present continuous tense is used for an action that is going on now.  It is important to note that the action in question is still going on as at the time of reporting.

Look at this table:

Subject      Auxiliary verb                  Main verb

I                       am                               Speaking         to you

You                 are                               reading                        this

She                  is          not                   staying             in

We                   are       not                   playing

Is                     Lanre                           Watching

I                       am                               eating

EVALUATION:  Choose the correct answers from the brackets.

  1. Lanre is clearly (winning, wining, wins) the race.
  2. The sick is (lieing, laying, lying) on the bed.
  3. The man is (rideing, ridding, riding) a horse.
  4. The moon is (shinning, shining, shineing) this night.


Construct 10 (ten) sentences using the present continuous tense.

See also:

Contrast of Pure Vowel /Ɔ/

Difference Between Oral and Written Poetry

Comprehension | Vocabulary Development Marriage Related Words

Simple Past Tense


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