Continuous Tenses Worksheet for Class 8

We use continuous tenses to talk about actions that are / were / will be going on at a particular point of time in the present, past or future.

English has three continuous tense forms:

  • Present continuous tense
  • Past continuous tense
  • Future continuous tense

We make the present continuous tense form by putting is, am or are before the –ing form of the verb.

  • She is running.
  • I am writing.
  • We are playing.

Past continuous tense

We make the past continuous tense form by putting was / were before the –ing form of the verb.

  • I was writing.
  • They were singing.
  • He was sleeping.

Future continuous

We use the future continuous tense forms by putting will / shall + be before the –ing form of the verb.

  • They will be playing.
  • I will be working.
  • You will be playing.

Exercise

Make sentences in the present continuous tense, past continuous tense and future continuous tense using the following verbs.

Watch, sing, play, run, pretend, grow, chase

Solution

Watch

  • I am watching TV.
  • She was watching a program on TV.
  • They will be matching the match.

Sing

  • The girl is singing a song.
  • The boys are singing.
  • I will be singing a song.

Play

  • The child is playing.
  • She was playing with her dog.
  • I will be playing with my children.

Run

  • The girl is running after her puppy.
  • The boy was running fast.
  • I will be running.

Pretend

  • He is pretending to be ill.
  • She was pretending to be ill.
  • She will be pretending to be ill.

Grow

  • The plants are growing well.
  • The rose was growing well.
  • The plant will be growing well.

Chase

  • The cat is chasing the mouse.
  • The dogs were chasing the cat.
  • The dogs will be chasing the cat.
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