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الدرس السابع عشر

The present continuous

Yes / no questions


Are you reading a story

Yes, I am

Is Hamid listening to the radio

No, he isn’t

Is he writing a letter

Yes, he is

Is Loubna studying

Yes, she is

Is your cat sleeping

No, it isn’t

Are Kamal and Najib travelling to Marrakesh

No, they aren’t

Are they playing soccer

Yes, they are

w/h questions

What are you doing

I am painting my room

What is Houda doing

She is knitting

When are you travelling

I’m travelling this evening

Where are they going to this weekend

They are going to the stadium

A single, silent e at the end of the word is dropped before ing

example: come - coming
I am coming home. You are coming home. He is coming home

But: ee at the end of the word is not changed
example: agree - agreeing

The final consonant after a short, stressed vowel is doubled before ing.

example: sit - sitting
I am sitting on the sofa. You are sitting on the sofa. He is sitting on the sofa

The letter l as final consonant after a vowel is always doubled before ing

example: travel - travelling

I am travelling around. You are travelling around. He is travelling around

Important: This applies only for British English; in American English there is usually only one l

An ie at the end of a word becomes y before ing

example: lie - lying

I am lying in bed. You are lying in bed. He is lying in bed

Afirmative / negative forms

Full / short forms


I am playing. - I'm playing.
I am not playing. - I'm not playing.
He is playing. - He's playing.
He is notplaying. - He's not playing. / He isn't playing.
We are playing. - We're playing.
We are not playing. - We're not playing. /We aren't playing