Present Continuous Questions: Guide & Examples

Today you are going to learn how to make present continuous questions and how to answer them with this simple guide.

These are some examples of present continuous questions:

  • Are you playing soccer?
  • Is he cooking dinner?
  • Am I being arrested?
  • Where are you going?
  • Who are you meeting with?
  • Why are we watching this dumb documentary?
  • Are you babysitting?
  • Are they doing anything cool tonight?
  • Are we opening a Facebook account?

Let’s check what you need to know to make present continuous questions

Present Continuous Questions: Recommendations

If you want to make present continuous questions, you need to know five things:

  • Wh – Questions
  • Personal Pronouns
  • Verb to be
  • The continuous form of the verbs
  • Vocabulary

Let’s analyze each one of them

  • The most common questions words are: what, where, who, why and which
  • The personal pronouns are I, you, he, she, it, we and they
  • The conjugation of the verb to be is: am, is and are
  • The continuous form of the verbs is created by adding ing to the verbs such as cooking, renting, making
  • Some vocabulary to add information to our sentences: I am playing soccer

Now that you know what you need to know, let’s check the structure to make present continuous questions.

Present Continuous Questions: Structure

This is the structure to make basic present continuous questions

Verb to BeSubjectVerb + ing
Arewe playing soccer?

If you want to make an open question, the structure is similar

QuestionVerb to BeSubjectVerb + ing
WhyArewe playing soccer?

Now let’s check example of closed and open questions

Present Continuous: Closed and Open Questions

These are some examples of closed questions:

  • Are they coming to the party?
  • Are they throwing a party for her?
  • Are you reading her new book?
  • Are you writing an essay or something?
  • Is she singing?
  • Is she driving her new car?

These are some examples of open questions with what

  • What are you doing?
  • What are you watching?
  • What are you listening to?
  • What are you cooking?
  • What’s that cat eating?

These are some example of present continuous questions with where

  • Where are you heading?
  • Where are you cooking?
  • Where are you sending these letter?
  • Where are you throwing those bags?
  • Where is she traveling to?

These are some present continuous questions with why

  • Why are we doing this?
  • Why are you taking a break?
  • Why is she quitting?
  • Why are they making excuses?
  • Why are we fixing her car?

Present Continuous Questions: TV, Music & More

These are some question about TV, Music and some other things

  1. What are you watching?
  2. What are you watching on Netflix?
  3. What are you listening to?
  4. What podcasts are you listening?

Present Continuous Questions: School

These are some question about school

  1. What are you studying?
  2. What language are you learning?
  3. What classes are you taking?

Present Continuous Questions: Games

These are some question about video games

  1. What games are you playing?
  2. Are you playing among us?
  3. Are you playing call of duty?

Present Continuous Questions: Love & More

These are some question about love and more

  1. Who are you dating?
  2. Are you seeing someone?
  3. Are you getting married?
  4. Are you going on a date?

Present Continuous Questions: Sports & More

These are some question about sports and more

  1. What sport are you playing?
  2. Are you playing soccer?
  3. Are you running?
  4. Are you doing exercises?
  5. Are you doing yoga?

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