Continuous Tense

Hi guys,

Welcome to our Intermediate Grammar class. So today, we will learn about the ‘Continous Tense‘.

I ll make it simple by saying that Continous means SEDANG.

So, if you want to say something which is being happened, this tense is the requirement.

I will directly show you the 3 of basic tenses connected to the continuous condition.

PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE

to/be (is, am, are) + Ving

to/be (is, am, are) + being +Non Verb

make sure you always put to be first

PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE

to/be (was, were) + Ving

to/be (was, were) + being + Non Verb

make sure you always put to be first

FUTURE CONTINUOUS TENSE

will/shall + be +Ving

will/shall + be + being + Non Verb

remember Shall is used for Subject I and We

Look at the dialogue below:

Annie: “Hi, Susan. What were you doing last night when I called you?”

Susan: “Hmm.. I was cooking dinner. Sorry. How is it about, dear?

Annie: “I am being confuse right now, Susan.”

Susan: “Will you be being confuse forever? Tell me now.”

Annie: “I am telling you the truth, but promise me you won’t be cheap mouth?

Susan: “I am trusted one since you are my savior when I am being hungry, hehe”

Annie: “I saw my grandma was dancing, last night and it was breathtaking”

Susan: “Why? May be she was being happy

Annie: You know what? Someone is dating her recently. I am shocked!

Susan: ” Haha… You are not shocking, Beib! You are just being jealous because you are still being single until now”

Annie: “#$%#$^%^%@#$@#$@#%^$%^#%$#67887”

As you can see, the using of Continuous tense are intense and precise. It helps us to be clearer with the time used.

Now, assignment for you. Please also create your OWN simple paragraph or dialogue containing the Continuous Tense in Present, Past or Future. Just mix it. Don’t forget to underline it or bold it. Write it in the comment of this post mentioning your name. Thanks.

Ms. Mezia

30 thoughts on “Continuous Tense”

  1. Today I’m very boring, bacause since this morning until this day I just staying at home. On 2 p.m I and my mom are going to the market, there we are buying some foot and fruit. After shopping we are come back to home, and in the home I’m helping my mom to cooking.

  2. A. Haii what are you doing?
    B. Hallo, nothing, just sitting.
    A. Wow, are you busy today?
    B. Noy yet. Why?
    A. Can you help me something?
    B. Sure, what?
    A. I will playing football, but I dont have shose, and I think you have, can you borrow me?
    B. Hahah it’s okay, waiting a minute.
    A. Okay

  3. Ratna: hi, Chika. How are you?
    Chika: hello, Ratna. I’m being sad today.
    Ratna: what do you think?
    Chika: I was going to the market. I was losing my wallet.
    Ratna: oyach. So how?
    Chika: I don’t know. I was looking for it. But, could not find it.
    Ratna: be patient.
    Chika: thank you. Shall I going to a seminar tomorrow?
    Ratna: what are your problem?
    Chika: I don’t have money.
    Ratna: I can help you. Ok, just calm down.
    Chika: thank you so much Ratna.
    Ratna: you’re welcome. Ok, chika I’m going to campus right now.
    Chika: ok, take care of yourself.
    Ratna: thank you.

  4. Rafika yuni sari

    Afika :Hi salsa What are you doing?
    salsa : I am cooking Cake for my family . And you?
    Afika : I am studying english language. Did you hear my trip?
    Salsa: Yes, I did. Come on
    Afika : I was travelling to Spanyol. I have a something to you
    Salsa: Awesome, What that?
    afika : I shall follow you to next trip at Spain
    salsa : Wow, yes i want. Have we been visiting there?
    Afika: Next trip, We will visiting there at December. See you later
    salsa:See you too

  5. Wahyu Pramanda Putra

    Wahyu pramanda putra
    Nim : 191000288203011

    WHO

    Osas : hay Randy, what are you doing now?
    Randy : I am reading a news paper now
    Osas : you are being interest, I think?
    Randy : yes I am, you know this is about covid-19.
    Osas : what is that..?
    Randy : WHO will be providing medical assistance to Indonesia.
    Osas : wow, sounds good.
    Randy : yeah but, usually they were taking much time to make a decision to help the country.
    Osas : hmhm, let’s hope they has been changed.
    Randy : yeah, hopefully.

  6. Yesterday, when I was teaching, my friend was coming , and she was saying about our project for a month again. So today, we are making some planing to build that project. In this plan. Someday when we shall being celebrate graduation we have shall being a business-women ,

    1. Rani : hello Rina , how are you ?
      Rina : hai, i’m fine alhamdulillah, how about you?
      Rina : i’m glad, okay good.
      Rani : what are you doing now?
      Rina : i’m cleaning home. And you?
      Rani : i’ m cooking with my sister.
      Rina : btw, yesterday i was visited your home,but yiur mother say you can’t stay at home.
      Rani : heheh..yes, i was visiting my uncle in Jakarta.im sorry.
      Rina : okay no problem, and where are you going tomorrow? Arw you busy?
      Rani : nothing, maybe i was playing guitar tomorrow. No i’m free, what that?
      Rina : i will be having dinner with my boy friend, and i want to take you with me.
      Rani : hehe..cie, okay i will be coming with you.
      Rina : ok thanks my friend.see you tomorrow.
      Rani : see you.

  7. Dona:Assalamu’alaikum micell.
    Micell:waalaikumsalam haii dona.
    Dona:What are you doing?
    Micell:i’m just watching, and how are you?
    Dona:i’m good, but I think I will go to the college now.
    Micell:Now? Today holiday,and why you go there?
    Dona:Yach, because l will studyinh with my clasmate.
    Micell:Oh okay, take care

  8. yesterday I have a story, the story start I want buy a new shoes. I was shopping at the market yesterday and I see a good shoes l am very interest and with very confident I take that shoes and going to casir for pay but in the pocket I dont have my wallet, I forget bring my wallet, I shy and immediately putting that shoes to the original place and back to home with disappointed.

    before I am sleeping, I think tommorow I must back to market. yes… I will be doing go to market tomorrow for buy shoes and today I am prepare to the market and ensure bring my wallet, finnaly I have new shoes and now I wear my new shoes. I am wearing my new shoes to the campus.

    New shoes alhamdulillah.

    Note :
    I was shopping at the market yesterday (past)

    I will be doing go to market tomorrow (future)

    I am wearing my new shoes to the campus. (present)

    Sorry miss I dont make bold or underline in my paragraph because I make in hp.

  9. I and my friend are going to the market.In the market We are shopping together, I buying some clothes,it colour pink and white. After shopping we are walking to bookstore, there we are buying 3 pen and 5 book.

  10. Ani : excusme hello is anybody here?
    Jessika : hello who is there?
    Ani : hai jess, it’me ani
    Jessika: ooh ani come in ani
    Ani : am i bothering you?
    Jessika : no you are not
    Ani : what are you doing jess?
    Jessika : I am cooking friedrice and same salad for dinner
    Ani : Have you finished cooking?
    Jessika : just a litte more
    Ani : my I taste your food later
    Jessika : of course you can
    Ani : thank you jess

  11. Rani : hello rina, how are you?
    Rina : hai, i’m fine alhamdulillah. How about you?
    Rina : i’m glad, okay good.
    Rani : what are you doing now?
    Rina : i’m cleaning home, and you?
    Rani : oh, i’m cooking with my sister.
    Rani : btw, yesterday i was visited your home, but you can’t stay at home, where are you going?
    Rina : hehe, yes..i was visiting my uncle in Jakarta. Im sorry
    Rani : okay no problem, and where are you going tomorrow? Are you busy?
    Rina : nothing, maybe i was was playing guitar tomorrow, no, i’m free, what that?
    Rani : i will be having dinner with my boy friend, and i want to take you with me.
    Rina : ciee…heheh,well, i coming with you.
    Rani : okay thanks my friend. See you tomorrow.
    Rina : okay..see you.

  12. Assalamualaikum wr.wb

    My name is Rudi Pratama and this is my assigment about continuous tense Mrs.

    J: Hello, is this Q?
    Q: Yeah. Who is speaking?
    J: It’s me J. Are you busy at the moment?
    Q: Hi J, yep a bit busy right now. Why do you ask?
    J: What are you doing? Are you cooking right now?
    Q: Yes, I am cooking some food. How do you know?
    J: What are you cooking?
    Q: I’m cooking fried rice and making some sandwich for customers. Anyway how do you know I’m cooking?
    J: Because I’m calling you across the street haha. I’m calling just to say hello. Quite boring. I am not doing anything right now because there are no customers.
    Q: Dead man tell no tales. Hahaha poor you.

    Thanks Mrs.
    Wassalam.

      1. I’m sorry Mrs, i’m completely forgot about that.
        I’ve fixed the dialogue, Thanks Mrs.

        J: Hello, is this Q?
        Q: Yeah. Who is speaking?
        J: It’s me J. Are you busy at the moment?
        Q: Hi J, yep a bit busy right now. Why do you ask?
        J: What are you doing? Are you cooking right now?
        Q: Yes, I am cooking some food. How do you know?
        J: What are you cooking?
        Q: I’m cooking fried rice and making some sandwich for customers. Anyway how do you know I’m cooking?
        J: Because I’m calling you across the street haha. I’m calling just to say hello. Quite boring. I am not doing anything right now because there are no customers.
        Q: Dead man tell no tales. Hahaha poor you.
        J: Q, Do you remember when I was in Solok and there was a delicious food store?
        Q: Yes I remember it, why?
        J: I will visiting that store this weekend, are you coming with me?
        Q: Of course, if you treat me.
        J: Darn you. But you the one who buy the fuel.
        Q: Okay, fair trade thought.

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