English Grammar Review Continuous Forms
Learn English Review Continuous Forms Grammar

Grammar Level 4- Lesson Eighteen

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Review Continuous Forms 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 Passive Practice 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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Continuous Verbs: Passive and Active


What’s the difference between these two sentences?

The girl has been given flowers.
He has been giving flowers to the girl.

The first sentence is in the passive voice and in the present perfect tense. The second sentence is in the present perfect continuous tense. The “ing” ending makes it continuous.

Look at the difference:
1. She has been given flowers. (passive & present perfect)

he => gives flowers to => girl

2. She has been giving flowers. (active & present perfect continuous)
girl gives flowers to => someone


What a big difference!

If you are confused, you should review our preceding grammar levels before you continue to this grammar level.

In the pictures below, notice the words with the “ing” endings. Those are the main verbs in continuous forms.
He’s sitting on the ground.


The Present Continuous Tense
The baby was crying until his mother picked him up.


The Past Continuous Tense
We will be having a birthday party tomorrow for our daughter who turns three.


The Future Continuous Tense
They have been working for about two hours this morning.


The Present Perfect Continuous
This little penguin had been living in Antarctica before he was moved to the zoo where he now lives.


The Past Perfect Continuous

The house is being cleaned.

(or….The man is cleaning the house in the active voice.)


Present Continuous – Passive Voice
The man in the chair was being given a haircut yesterday when he got a call on his cellphone.


Past Continuous – Passive Voice

In the next lesson, you will review the verb “be”


Quiz for Review Continuous Forms

Now that you learned your new lesson, it is time to go to the Review Continuous Forms 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 Review Verb Tenses Before moving to the next lesson, we suggest that you complete this lesson including its quizzes.

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