Present continuous tense worksheet for class 5

The present continuous tense is used to talk about actions and situations that are happening at the moment. This tense form is also used to talk about scheduled future events.

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Form: Subject + is / am / are + -ing form of the verb

Examples

Notes

Use is when the subject is a singular noun (e.g. boy, girl, teacher, student etc) or a singular pronoun (e.g. he, she and it).

Use are when the subject is a plural noun (e.g. boys, girls, students, dogs etc) or a plural pronoun (e.g. you, we and they).

Use am when the subject is the first person pronoun I.

Present Continuous Negative Form

Making the negative form is easy. You just need to put not after is, am or are.

Form: Subject + is / am / are + not + -ing form of the verb

Examples:

Present Continuous Question Form

Is / am / are + subject + -ing form of the verb?

Question word + is / am / are + subject + -ing form of the verb?

Questions are made by putting is / am / are before the subject.

A question word (e.g. what, who, where, when, how etc.) can come at the beginning of the question.

Important Notes!

The present continuous tense is generally used with action verbs like talk, play, work, sing, break etc. It is not used with stative verbs like be (is, am, are, was, were), seem, weigh, taste etc.

Present continuous tense worksheet

Complete the following sentences using the present continuous form of the verb given in the brackets.

1. Susan ......................... (work) on a new project at the moment.

2. Where ......................... (you go) for the holidays?

3. When ......................... (you go) to get a job?

4. I ......................... (prepare) for an important test.

5. The boys ......................... (learn) their lessons.

6. ......................... (you come) with us to the park?

7. Where ......................... (he hide) himself?

8. I ......................... (wash) my hair in the evening.

9. Hurry up! They ......................... (wait) for us.

10. We ......................... (eat) potatoes for lunch.

11. Dad ......................... (arrive) by the 3.30 flight.

12. She ......................... (knit) a sweater for her daughter.

Prepositions exercises and worksheets

Prepositions exercise 1
Prepositions exercise 2
Prepositions exercise 3
Prepositions exercise 4
Prepositions exercise 5
Prepositions exercise 6
Prepositions exercise 7

See also

Common mistakes in the use of nouns
Common mistakes in the use of nouns | Exercise 1
Common mistakes in the use of nouns | Exercise 2
Common mistakes in the use of nouns | Exercise 3

More CBSE English Grammar worksheets

Passive voice worksheet | Simple past tense
Passive voice worksheet | Past continuous tense
Passive voice worksheet | Simple future tense
Passive voice worksheet | Future perfect tense

 

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