English Grammar Present Continuous
Learn English Present Continuous Grammar

Grammar Level 1- Lesson Nine

In this seventh grammar lesson, you learn about Present Continuous in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

Grammar Recap

In our previous lesson, we covered the Questions Present Tense If you just landed on this page, we suggest that you complete our previous lesson including its quizzes before continuing on this lesson.

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The Present Continuous Tense

S + (be) + _____ing


I am learning
You are learning
He is learning
She is learning
It is learning


We are learning
You are learning
They are learning


You are learning English right now.
He is learning English at school.
They are learning English.

The Present Continuous Tense usually describes things that are happening now, but it can also be used to describe important things in your life, and future activity.
Do not confuse the present continuous tense with the “going to” future or with gerunds.
Notice the use of contractions in the examples below.

Contraction: Subject + (be).
Example: He + is = He’s
The Present Continuous Tense

I am eating.
I’m eating

You are eating.
You’re eating.

He is eating.
He’s eating.

She is eating.
She’s eating.

It is eating.
It’s eating.

We are eating.
We’re eating.
(You + I = We)

You are eating.
You’re eating.

You (plural)

They are eating.
They’re eating.

This woman is eating soup.
She is winking at you.
This girl is getting some cotton candy.

Quiz for Present Continuous

Now that you learned your new lesson, it is time to go to the Present Continuous Quiz page and finish your quiz. While working on your quiz, you can always go back to its lesson to refresh your memory.

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Next Grammar Lesson

In our next lesson, we will cover the Present Continuous 2 Before moving to the next lesson, we suggest that you complete this lesson including its quizzes.

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Grammar Level 1 Outline

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