Typical forms of this tense are as in:
The present continuous tense - Easy Learning Grammar
- I am winning.
- He is winning.
- Am I winning?
- Is she winning?
- I am not winning.
- He is not winning.
- Aren’t I winning?
- Isn’t she winning?
- Am I not winning?
- Is she not winning?
|I am winning.||but not I am liking it.|
|I am not winning.||but not I am not liking it.|
- things that are happening now, at the time when we are talking.
- Mum’s mowing the lawn, and I’m doing my homework, but Isabel isn’t doing anything.
- The children aren’t asleep; they’re messing about.
- Come on; you’re not trying.
- Are you waiting for someone? – Yes, I am.
- Is Hamish working in the library? – No, he isn’t.
- a temporary activity, even if it is not happening at the time when we are talking.
- I’m studying German at college.
- I’m thinking of getting a new car.
- a temporary situation in contrast to a permanent situation.
- I’m living in Scotland at the moment.
- Fiona is working in the stables over the holidays.
- a changing state or situation.
- My headache is getting better.
- The daylight is slowly fading.
- the circumstances under which something is generally done.
- I have to wear glasses when I’m driving.
- arrangements for future events along with a time adverb or phrase. See Future reference for more on the future.
- I am flying to New York next week.
- She’s always whining about something.
- He’s forever laughing and making silly comments.