Present Continuous Tense | 2021 in Urdu+English Explanation

Present Continuous Tense

The  is used for an action that is unfinished, actions happening now or an ongoing present action. This tense is simple to understand. The present continuous tense is used for actions happening now or for an action that is unfinished. This tense is also used when the action is temporary.
Present Continuous Tense

Active Voice

In Present Continuous Tense active voice Urdu Sentences end with  (رہاہوں، رہی ہوں، رہےہیں وغیرہ).
Formula:
  • We use “is”, “am”, ” are” before verb. We add “ing” to the 1st form of verb.
For Example:
  • They are running very fast.       وہ بہت تیز چل رہے ہیں
  • He is going to meet his parents.       وہ اپنے والدین سے ملنے جا رہا ہے
  • I am walking very slowly.       میں بہت آہستہ چل رہا ہوں.
  • It is going very fast.          یہ بہت تیز چل رہا ہے
Negative Sentences
Formula:
  • In active voice negative sentences “not” is used between “is”, “am”, “are” and the main verb.
For Example:
  • He is not going to school.        وہ اسکول نہیں جا رہا ہے
  • They are not listening to teacher.      وہ استاد کی بات نہیں سن رہے ہیں
Interrogative Sentences
Formula:
  • In active voice interrogative sentences  “is”, “am”, “are” are used before the subject. The other question words like “why”, “what”, “where”, “how” etc are placed before “is”, “am”, “are”.
For Example:
  • Are we going to Gilgit this year?         کیا ہم اس سال گلگت جارہے ہیں
  • Am I looking gorgeous?                    کیا میں خوبصورت لگ رہا ہوں
  • Is Maryam looking for her brother?       کیا مریم اپنے بھائی کی تلاش کر رہی ہے
  • What people are doing there?                لوگ وہاں کیا کر رہے ہیں
  • Which athlete is going to join the Olympics?     اولمپکس میں کون سا ایتھلیٹ حصہ لینے جارہا ہے

Passive Voice

Formula:
  • In Present Continuous Tense passive voice “being” is used after “is”, “am”, “are” with the “3rd” form of verb.
For Example:
  • We are being invited to party.          ہمیں پارٹی میں مدعو کیا جارہا ہے
  • He is being loved by his grandparents.     اسے اپنے نانا نانی سے پیار مل رہا ہے
  • Azaan is being said.          اذان دی جارہی ہے
  • I am being awarded tomorrow.       مجھے کل نوازا جا رہا ہے
  • It is being saved in your computer.     یہ آپ کے کمپیوٹر میں محفوظ ہو رہا ہے
Negative Sentences
Formula:
  • In passive voice negative sentences “not” is used between “is”, “am”, “are” and “being”. The other question words like “why”, “what”, “where”, “how” etc are placed before “is”, “am”, “are”.
For Example:
  • Cricket team is not being sent to England.       کرکٹ ٹیم کو انگلینڈ نہیں بھیجا جارہا ہے
  • Children are not being taught English.    بچوں کو انگریزی نہیں پڑھائی جا رہی ہے
  • Technology is not being used in rural areas.    دیہی علاقوں میں ٹیکنالوجی کا استعمال نہیں کیا جارہا ہے
Interrogative Sentences
Formula:
  • In passive voice interrogative sentences  “is”, “am”, “are” are used before the subject. The other question words like “why”, “what”, “where”, “how” etc are placed before “is”, “am”, “are”.
For Example:
  • Why poor are not being given the chance?       غریبوں کو کیوں موقع نہیں دیا جارہا ہے
  • Why my guests are not being served well here?    یہاں میرے مہمانوں کی اچھی خدمت کیوں نہیں کی جارہی ہے
  • Why Police is being called?           پولیس کیوں طلب کی جارہی ہے
  • Which products are being made of leather?     کون سی مصنوعات چمڑے سے بنائ جارہیں ہیں
  • Why I am being asked to wait here?     مجھ سے کیوں یہاں انتظار کرنے کو کہا جارہا ہے

 

When Not to Use Present Continuous Tense

There are certain verbs that cannot be used in the present continuous tense. The following verbs are non-continuous:

  • Communication: agree, promise, surprise
  • Feelings: like, love, hate
  • Senses: hear, see, smell, taste
  • Thinking: believe, know, understand

The Importance of Present Continuous Tense

As you can see the present continuous tense is most often used in English grammar to describe a continuing action, something that in unfinished. This tense is also important since it is a simple sentence structure that can show actions or events that are happening right now, in the planned future, or sometimes even in the past.