Present continuous – negative form

If we need present continuous to say what we are doing at the moment of speaking, right now, then we need the negative form to say what we are not doing at the moment of speaking.

Rule:

Subject + to be(am,is,are) + not + vb-ing

Eg. I am not learning Chinese now, I am learning English.

‼️Remember the Stative Verbs ans spelling rules, see them in the link

https://englishours.wordpress.com/2018/07/31/present-continuous-actions-happening-now/


Exercises:

1. Make sentences in present continuous.

Eg. You work now. … You are working now.

  • I/not sleep. ………
  • He/study at the moment. ………
  • We/watch TV right now. ………
  • John/not play football today. ………
  • They/wait for the taxi. ………
  • Mary/not work today. ………
  • You/speak English now. ………
  • Mark and Jane/ not eat breakfast now. ………
  • You/read the today’s newspaper. ………
  • You and I/not drive tonight. ………
  • 2. Fill in the blanks with Present continuous.
  • 1 The train to Glasgow ………… (not leave) from platform 8.
  • 2 I …………(begin) to understand the Present Continuous now.
  • 3 Sue ………(not work) tonight.
  • 4 Listen! The telephone……… (ring).
  • 5 Ms. Johnson……… (see) a customer at 3 o’clock.
  • 3. Build the correct sentences.
    • a/very/We’re/flat./in/living/nice
      hard/improve/it’s/company/to/The/working/image./is
      I’m/interesting/book/reading/China./a/very/about.
      The/Smiths/on/having/are/party/Saturday./are/a
      team/playing/is/badly/today./Our
      son/his/with/new/playing/My/train./is
      someone/mobile./her/talking/to/Mary’s/on
      Bob/tomorrow/meeting/not/I’m/morning.
      is/to/Mary/flying/Venice/week./next
      to/work/We/not/today./are/going
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