We use the present continuous to talk about something that happens continuously in the present.
It is formed with the verb to be + the verb with ing at the end.
For example: reading, writing, singing, playing. You write the present continuous form by putting –ing at the end of the verb.
|I am reading
||We are reading
|You are reading
||You are reading
|He, She, is reading
||They are reading
If the verb ends in a consonant+vowel+consonant (but not w, x, y), then write the last consonant twice. For example: sit==>sitting, mop==>mopping, swim==>swimming.
If the verb ends in a consonant+vowel+(consonant w, x, y), do not write the last consonant twice. For example: mow==>mowing, play==>playing, box==>boxing.
If the verb ends in a consonant+e, then drop the e. For example: write==>writing, drive==>driving, live==>living.
1. Always use a form of the verb (be). (I am, he is, it is, she is, you are, we are, they are). For example: She is working at the market.
2. Be careful how you write a question. For example: What is she doing?
3. Don’t use the present continuous for everyday habits. For example: I eat breakfast every day.
4. Remember to put -ing on the end of present continuous verbs. For example: They are going to the mall today