In today Lesson, I am going to teach you Present Continuous Tense in Urdu. I hope you have read, watched and enjoyed my last post about Present indefinite tense in Urdu. English Tenses play a major role in learning the English language. We must learn each verb tense carefully to make sentences well.
Present continuous means we are in the middle of an action. “I am waiting for the bus” means I am in the middle of waiting and it is going on.
Formation of Sentences in Present Continuous
We commonly make three types of sentences like other tenses; as, affirmative, negative and interrogative. let’s deal with them one by one.
We use present participle form of the verb with a helping verb to make an affirmative sentence. “am“, “is” or “are” helping verb is used according to the subject of a sentence. If the subject of a sentence is “he“, “she” “it” or any singular number, we will use “am” as a helping verb in the sentence. If “you”, “we”, “they” or any plural number comes at the beginning of a sentence, we will use “are” as s helping verb to make an affirmative sentence. “am” helping verb always comes with “I“.
Subject + Helping Verb + Present Participle + Object + Full Stop
- She is wasting her time.
- I am writing an article about Present Continuous Tense in Urdu.
- We are waiting for the bus.
- The bus is coming.
- They are riding on the bus.
same rules are applied to the negative sentence. we just put “not” between helping verb and present participle form of the verb to make a negative sentence.
Subject + Helping Verb + Not + Present Participle + Object + Full Stop
- She is not wasting her time.
- I am not writing an article.
- We are not waiting for the bus.
- The bus is not coming.
- They are not riding on the bus.
Helping verb is put at the beginning of a sentence and a question mark is placed at the end of the sentence to make an interrogative sentence.
Helping Verb + Subject + Present Participle + Object + Question Mark
- Is she wasting her time?
- Am I writing an article?
- Are we waiting for the bus?
- Is the bus coming?
- Are they riding on the bus?