Questions in the Present Continuous

1. Questions without question words in the Present Continuous

AuxiliarySubjectVerbRestYes/NoSubjectAuxiliary (+ n’t)
Areyoucookingdinner?Yes,
No,
I
I
am.
am not.
IsSusanplayingtennis?Yes,
No,
No,
she
she
she
is.
is not.
isn’t.
Aretheyworkinghard?Yes,
No,
No,
they
they
they
are.
are not.
aren’t.

2 Questions with question words in the Present Continuous

Question wordAuxiliarySubjectVerbRestAnswer
Whatareyoudoingtonight?I am going to the cinema.
WhereisSusangoing? She is driving to work.
Whyaretheystandingover there?They are standing there
because they want to buy concert tickets.

► Use is with the 3rd person singular (he, she, it), am with the 1st person singular (I) and in all other persons are.

Add ing to the infinitive.