Practice the present Continuous Tense | Advanced
Based on this lesson, use the clues in each item and write sentences in the space provided. Be sure to use the correct punctuation and capitalization; otherwise, you will be practicing incorrect writing.
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1. Good job! Your English / get / better
Good job! Your English is getting better.
Note. Make sure to capitalize the first word of each of the sentences. Also capitalize languages (e.g., English).
2. I / stay / home / this weekend
I am staying home this weekend. (formal/writing)
I’m staying home this weekend. (informal)
Note. Make sure to capitalize the first word of each of the sentences. Avoid using contractions in formal and academic writing.
3. Do you know / what / he / try / say
Do you know what he is trying to say? (formal/writing)
Do you know what he’s trying to say. (informal)
Note. Make sure to use the correct punctuation in all your sentences; otherwise, you will be practicing writing incorrectly.
4. Why / you / always / interrupt / me / ?
Why are you always interrupting me?
Also correct: Why do you always interrupt me?
5. (I know you have plans to see Mr. Ecks.)
what time / you / meet / Mr. Ecks / tomorrow / ?
What time are you meeting Mr. Ecks tomorrow?
Grammar note. Saying “What time will you meet Mr. Ecks tomorrow?” is also possible, but there is a subtle difference in meaning.
The future with “will” is just about a certain future. The present continuous tense (are you meeting) adds the idea that the action has been arranged previously.
6. gas prices / go up / or / go down / these days / ?
Are gas prices going up or going downthese days?
7. the president / go / Germany / or / France / this week / ?
Is the president going to Germany or France this week?
Note. Are you writing the whole sentences? Practicing writing whole sentences is a good idea so you can practice writing fluency.
8. what / you / bring / party / tomorrow / ?
What are you bringing to the party tomorrow?
9. Do not enter the room. / the doctor / examine / her patient / right now
Do not enter the room. The doctor is examining her patient right now.
10. (ask about someone’s current plans)
you / study / French / this semester / ?
Are you studying French this semester?
11. People believe / the president / lie / about / what he did
People believe the president is lying about what he did.
Note. Notice the spelling of “lie” and “lying.”
12. (this is what you see right now)
the students / talk / while / the professor / lecture
The students are talking while the professor is lecturing.
13. (you talk about current situation at work)
my company / not / give / us / any Christmas bonuses / this year
My company is not giving us any Christmas bonuses this year.
14. (respond to something surprising someone is telling you)
Really? / you / kid / me
Really? Are you kidding me?
Note. Notice the spelling of “kid” and “kidding.”
15. (ask about plans for the near future)
Snap Language / produce / new / videos / this summer / ?
Is Snap Language producing new videos this summer?
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