Present Continuous - Negative

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  • 1. 

    He is riding a bicycle. He _________________ TV. (watch)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is not watching, isn't watching" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action happening at the moment. Since the person is riding a bicycle, they cannot be simultaneously watching TV. The negative form of the present continuous tense is formed by adding "not" after the auxiliary verb "is" or "am," and "isn't" is a contraction of "is not."

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  • 2. 

    He is bowling.  He _____________ a book. (read)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "isn't reading" or "is not reading" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening at the moment of speaking. The verb "read" needs to be in the present continuous form, which is "isn't reading" or "is not reading."

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  • 3. 

    He ________________ his homework. (do)

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "isn't doing" and "is not doing." Both options are correct because they use the contraction "isn't" and the full form "is not" to indicate that the person is not currently doing their homework. Both forms are commonly used in spoken and written English.

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  • 4. 

    We _______________ Spanish. (study)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "aren't studying" or "are not studying". Both options are the negative forms of the present continuous tense of the verb "study" in English. They indicate that the action of studying is not happening at the present moment.

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  • 5. 

    He ______________ a shower. (take)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "isn't taking" or "is not taking" because the verb "take" is in the present continuous tense, and the subject "he" needs to use the negative form of the present continuous tense. Therefore, the correct negative form is "isn't taking" or "is not taking".

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  • 6. 

    They ____________. (talk)

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "aren't talking" or "are not talking". Both options are the contraction of "are" and "not" followed by the verb "talking". These options indicate that the subject is not currently engaged in the action of talking.

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  • 7. 

    They _____________ to the movies.  (go)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "aren't going" or "are not going" because the sentence is in the negative form and the subject "they" is being used with the auxiliary verb "are" in the present continuous tense. In negative sentences, "are not" or "aren't" is used to negate the action of going to the movies.

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  • 8. 

    I ________________. (cook)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am not cooking" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, which is used to describe actions happening at the moment of speaking. In this case, the speaker is indicating that they are currently not cooking.

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