Present Progressive Rules

Here you can find tables with Present Progressive rules on:
positive sentences, negative sentences and questions.

Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses

Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All Tenses

Positive Sentences

Who? Form of verb Examples
I  am + verb + ing I am reading now.
He/She/It  is + verb + ing He is reading now.
She is reading now.
It is reading now.
You are + verb + ing You are reading now.
We  are + verb + ing We are reading now.
They  are + verb + ing They are reading now.

Click here to find out how to add ing to a verb

Negative Sentences

Who? Form of verb Examples
I  am + not + verb + ing I am not reading now.
I'm not reading now.
He/She/It  is + not + verb + ing He is not reading now.
He isn't reading now.
He's not reading now.

She is not reading now.
She isn't reading now.
She's not reading now.

It is not reading now.
It isn't reading now.
It's not reading now.
You  are + not + verb + ing You are not reading now.
You aren't reading now.
You're not reading now.
We  are + not + verb + ing We are not reading now.
We aren't reading now.
We're not reading now.
They  are + not + verb + ing They are not reading now.
They aren't reading now.
They're not reading now.

Question Sentences

Who? Form of verb Examples
Am I verb + ing Am I reading now?
Is he/she/it verb + ing Is he reading now?
Is she reading now?
Is it reading now?
Are you verb + ing Are you reading now?
Are we verb + ing Are we reading now?
Are they verb + ing Are they reading now?

So these are the Present Progressive Rules.

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What's Next?

  1. You can read, or read again, how we use the Present Progressive

  2. Practice, practice, practice with the exercises

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