In today’s lesson, I am going to teach you Present Continuous Tense in Urdu. I hope you have read, watched, and enjoyed my last post. -> English Tenses <- play a major role in learning the English language. We must learn each verb tense carefully to make sentences well.
1- Present Continuous Tense – Definition
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.
2- Present Continuous Tense – Sentences and Rules
We commonly make three types of sentences like other tenses; as, affirmative, negative and interrogative. let’s deal with them one by one.
1- Affirmative Sentence
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“.
Present Continuous Tense – Sentence Structure
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?
3- Present Continuous Tense – Examples
Here are some examples of Present Continuous Tense that help you understand much better.
- He is going to school.
- He is not going to School.
- Is he going to school
- Children are playing cricket.
- Children are not playing cricket.
- Are children playing cricket?
- Ahmed is doing his homework.
- Ahmed is not doing his homework.
- Is Ahmed doing his homework?
- Girls are shopping.
- Girls are not shopping.
- Are girls shopping?