July 6th, 2015 in English Learning
We use the present continuous tense to talk about actions and situations that are going on at the moment of speaking.
This tense form is made by putting is, am or are before the –ing form of the verb.
We use ‘is’ when the subject is a singular noun or pronoun. We use ‘are’ when the subject is a plural noun or pronoun. We use ‘am’ when the subject is the first person singular pronoun ‘I’. The pronoun ‘you’ also take the verb ‘are’.
Examples are given below.
I am typing on the computer.
He is reading a book.
Mother is cooking dinner.
They are playing.
Active sentences in the present continuous tense can be changed into passive in the following manner.
Active: I am writing an essay.
Passive: An essay is being written by me.
Active: Mathew is driving a car.
Passive: A car is being driven by Mathew.
Active: The teacher is teaching the lesson.
Passive: The lesson is being taught by the teacher.
Active: I am solving the puzzle.
Passive: The puzzle is being solved by me.
Active: Children are laughing at the beggar.
Passive: The beggar is being laughed at by the children.
Active: The girls are singing a song.
Passive: A song is being sung by the girls.
Active: The boys are plucking strawberries.
Passive: Strawberries are being plucked by the boys.