# What are the 5 basic rules for present continuous?

## What are the 5 basic rules for present continuous?

The present continuous

• Verbs ending in –e, drop the –e and add –ing.
• Most verbs simply add -ing to end of the verb.
• Verbs ending in –y simply add –ing.
• Verbs ending with 1 vowel and 1 consonant, double the consonant and add –ing.
• 2 syllable verbs, if the first syllable is stressed, just add -ing.

## Will you state the rules for present continuous tense?

When do you use present continuous? We often use the present continuous tense to refer to temporary states or actions. Putting it another way, we use the present continuous tense to describe an action or state that is happening now and will continue to happen until an as of yet unknown time in the future.

What are rules of tenses?

Rules for Tenses

Tenses Rules for Tenses
Present Simple Tenses Subject + V1 + s/es + Object (Singular) Subject + V1 + object (Plural)
Present Perfect Tense Subject + has + V3 + Object (Singular) Subject + have + V3 + Object (Plural)
Present Continuous Tenses Subject + is/am/are + V1 + ing + object

What is the formula of present tense?

What is the Formula for All Tenses?

Verb Tense Formula
Present Simple Subject + Verb (v1) + s/es
Past Simple Subject + Verb (v2) or irregular verb
Future Simple Subject + will/shall + verb (v1)
Present Continuous Subject + is/am/are + Verb(+ing)

### Can we use non action verbs in a continuous tense?

We can only use ‘Action Verbs’ with continuous tenses (for example, Present Continuous). We do not use ‘Non-Action Verbs’ with continuous tenses.

### How do you make a question in present continuous?

In the present continuous tense, negative forms are made using NOT, and question forms are made by changing the word order of the sentence….2. Forming a question.

Statement Yes/no question WH- question
He is going. Is he going? Where is he going?
She is arriving. Is she arriving? When is she arriving?

How do you explain present continuous tense to children?

The present continuous tense (also sometimes called the present progressive tense) describes an action (or verb) that has taken place in the past and continues to take place in the present. For example, ‘I am still studying for my exams. ‘