Inilah Definisi, Bentuk, dan Contoh Present Continuous Tense

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Contoh Present Continuous Tense 

Apa itu definisi present continuous tense?

Present continuous tense menceritakan tindakan yang sedang berlangsung sekarang, sering, serta akan dilanjutkan dalam waktu dekat. Bentuk kalimat yang diungkapkan dengan menggunakan to be “is/am/are” serta kata kerja bentuk -ing (verb-ing) ini sangat sering digunakan dalam percakapan bahasa Inggris. Mengingat pentingnya bentuk tenses ini, yuk sama-sama kita bahas cara membentuk serta contoh-contoh present continuous tense.

Rumus membentuk present continuous tense?

Bentuk dasar present continuous tense bisa dirumuskan dengan formula di bawah ini

To be (is, am, are) + verb-ing (kata kerja present participle)

Sedangkan kalimat present continuous tense bentuk positif, negatif, serta interogatif bisa dibuat dengan formula berikut ini

(+) = Subjek + to be (is, am, are) + verb-ing

(-) = Subjek + to be (is, am, are) + not + verb-ing

(?) = To be (is, am, are) + subjek + verb-ing

Adapun penggunaan to be (is/am/are) sendiri dipilih berdasarkan subjeknya

  • Untuk subjek he, she, dan it menggunakan to be “is”
  • Untuk subjek I menggunakan to be “am”
  • Dan untuk subjek you, they, we menggunakan to be “are”

Contoh present continuous tense

Setelah tahu bentuk kalimat present continuous tense, sekarang tiba saatnya bagi kita melihat beberapa contoh present continuous tense berikut ini

  1. (+) he is playing tennis
  2. (-) he is not playing badminton
  3. (?) what is he doing?
  4. (+) she is reading a newspaper now
  5. (-) she is not reading a novel now
  6. (?) is she reading a novel now?
  7. (+) a cat is catching mouse
  8. (-) it is not catching dog
  9. (?) is a cat catching mouse?
  10. (+) my father is teaching physics in Gadjah Mada University
  11. (-) my father is not teaching English.
  12. (?) where is your father teaching physics?

Coba perhatikan contoh present continuous tense di atas, semua kalimat di atas menggunakan menggunakan to be “is”. Sebagaimana aturan penggunaan to be “is”, subjeknya haruslah he, she, dan it. Contoh present continuous tense menggunakan to be “am” bisa dilihat di bawah ini

  1. (+) I am washing my car now
  2. (-) I am not washing my motorcycle now
  3. (?) what am I doing now?
  4. (+) I am studying physics to become a scientist
  5. (-) I am not studying social science
  6. (?) Am I studying physics to become a scientist?

To be terakhir yang digunakan pada present continuous tense adalah “are”. Berikut ini contoh present continuous tense kalimat positif, negatif, dan interogatif dengan to be “are”

  1. (+) Andi and Dwi are eating fish in restaurant
  2. (-) Andi and Dwi are not eating fruits in restaurant
  3. (?) what are Andi and Dwi doing in restaurant?
  4. (+) we are sitting on the chair
  5. (-) we are not standing
  6. (?) are we sitting too much?
  7. (+) you are learning biology now
  8. (-) you are not learning mathematics now
  9. (?) are you learning biology now?
  10. (+) they are talking about football match
  11. (-) they are not talking about politics
  12. (?) what are they talking about?

Demikian tadi penjelasan singkat mengenai apa itu present continuous tense, susunan kalimat, serta contoh-contohnya. Setelah tahu pola kalimat present continuous tense, selanjutnya kamu bisa membuat kalimat sendiri dan mempraktekkan dalam percakapan. Selamat berlatih ya!!

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