#EngClass: Present Progressive Tense (negative and interrogative)

Hi, fellas! Masih ingat tentang Present Progressive Tense? Kali ini kita bahas tentang kalimat negative dan interrogative Present Progressive Tense yah.

Just a quick recap: Positive Present Progressive Tense is S + to be + V1+ing. Untuk penjelasan lebih lanjut, coba baca posting sebelumnya.

Cara menyusun kalimat negative (-) Present Progressive Tense:

S + to be + not + V1+ing.

Cara menyusun kalimat interrogative (?) Present Progressive Tense:

To be + S + V1+ing + ?

Tips: “is not” bisa disingkat menjadi “isn’t”, kalau “are not” menjadi “aren’t”, sedangkan “am not” menjadi “ain’t”

P.s.: “Ain’t” sering juga digunakan untuk semua Subject Pronoun. 

Contoh:

Positive: She is adding some salt on her soup.

Negative: She is not (isn’t) adding some salt on her soup.

Interrogative: Is she adding some salt on her soup?

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PRACTICE

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Turn number 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 to negative sentences, and  2, 4, 6, 8, 10 to interrogative sentences.

  1. He … breakfast now. (have, negative)
  2. The students … to the teacher. (listen, interrogative)
  3. We … quickly to cross the street. (run, negative)
  4. It … to rain. (begin, interrogative)
  5. You … your new suit today. (wear, negative)
  6. The cat … to climb the tall tree. (try, interrogative)
  7. She … the dining table. (clean, negative)
  8. The teacher … you. (watch, interrogative)
  9. All the birds … south. (fly, negative)
  10. The sky … dark. (get, interrogative)

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ANSWER

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  1. He is not having breakfast now.
  2. Are the students listening to the teacher?
  3. We are not running quickly to cross the street.
  4. Is it beginning to rain?
  5. You are not wearing your new suit today.
  6. Is the cat trying to climb the tall tree?
  7. She is not cleaning the dining table.
  8. Is the teacher watching you?
  9. All the birds are not flying south.
  10. Is the sky getting dark?

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on October 16, 2011.

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