Progressive Tenses with To Be in the: Present Past Future. Language Objective: We will write complete sentences in the past, present and future progressive verb tense in three forms: declarative negative Interrogative.
Past Present Future
* were happening in the past and were ongoing.
*are happening in the present time and are ongoing.
*will be happening in the future and will be ongoing.
To be verb + verbing
Past: Present: Future:
Singular subject/I: was I: am (All subjects): will be
Plural subject/you: were Singular subject: is
Plural subject/you: are
Subject+ was/were + verbing + finisher.
Example: A group of responsible students was preparing for their test yesterday.
Subject + am/is/are + verbing + finisher.
Example: At the moment, the students are diligently studying for their upcoming exam.
Subject + will be + verbing + finisher.
Example: Flocks of birds will be migrating during the winter months.
Subject+ was/were + not+ verbing + finisher.
Example: This morning, two children were not playing outside with the rest of the class.
Subject + am/is/are + not + verbing + finisher.
Example: Surprisingly, the temperamental dog is not barking at the mail carrier right now.
Subject + will + not + be + verbing + finisher.
Example: Next year, retail stores will not be hiring as many employees.
Was/Were + subject + verbing+ finisher?
Example: Was the busy flight attendant serving refreshments during the flight?
Am/is/are + subject + verbing + finisher?
Example: Are they waiting for their teacher to arrive before they enter the classroom?
Will + subject + be + verbing+ finisher?
Example: Will drivers be consuming as much gasoline during the summer travel season?