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The present continuous tense

Note: the present continuous is also called the present progressive tense.

Positive statements


SingularPlural
1st personI am working ..we are working ..
2nd personyou are working ..you are working ..
3rd personhe/she/it is working ..they are working ..

Negative statements


SingularPlural
1st personI'm not working ..we aren't working ..
2nd personyou aren't working ..you aren't working ..
3rd personhe/she/it isn't working ..they aren't working ..

Questions


SingularPlural
1st personam I working .. ?are we working .. ?
2nd personare you working .. ?are you working .. ?
3rd personis he/she/it working .. ?are they working .. ?

Note that verbs that end in an -e drop the -e in the -ing form:

Note that one-syllable verbs which end in one vowel and one consonant, double the consonant in the -ing form

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