Present Continuous Tense – Exercises for Class 8

Present continuous tense shows continuity of an action or state of being. It is used for an action going on at the time of speaking, for a temporary action which may not be actually happening at the time of speaking, for an action that has already been arranged to take place in future. Example: Emma is covering her book.


Q. Fill in the blanks using the present continuous tense form of the verbs.

  1. The women ___________________ cars. (drive)
  2. Rohan ___________________ a picture. (paint)
  3. She ___________________ a novel. (read)
  4. Emma ___________________ to buy a dress for her sister. (plan)
  5. They ___________________ a school here. (construct)


  1. are driving
  2. is painting
  3. is reading
  4. is planning
  5. are constructing

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