Present continuous - mixed forms - exercise 5
Complete the sentences with mixed forms of the present continuous (affirmative, negative and questions).
Everybody ___ at you. (are looking, is looking)
Why ___ to me? (you aren't listening, are you not listening)
Present continuous forms Exercises, PDF worksheets and grammar rules for beginners and elementary learners of English as a second language.
Present continuous forms
1. Positive statements
We form positive statements with the present forms of the verb 'to be' and the present participle (-ing). We use full forms in formal English and short forms in informal English:
I am (I'm) watching a basketball match at the moment.
You are (You're) sitting on my chair.
He is (He's) doing something in the garden.
2. Negative statements
In negative statements, we add 'not' after the present forms of the verb 'to be':
I am not (I'm not) watching a basketball match at the moment.
You are not (You aren't, You're not) sitting on my chair.
He is not (He isn't, He's not) doing anything.
3. Positive questions
We make question forms simply by changing the word order:
Am I dreaming?
Are you working on the project these days?
Is Betty planning her holiday in Spain?
Are we talking about the same person?
Are Simon and Judith sitting on the bus?
4. Negative questions
We make full forms and short forms in two diffrent ways:
Am I not dreaming?
Are you not (Aren't you) working on the project these days?
Is Betty not (Isn't Betty) planning her holiday in Spain?
Are we not (Aren't we) talking about the same person?
Are Simon and Judith not (Aren't they) sitting on the bus?