Present Continuous

Use: actions that are happening now. It is also used for future plans.

is being, am being, is VERBing, am VERBing

Alice is being silly.
I am being sarcastic. OR
I'm being sarcastic.

Jack is studying in the den. OR
Jack's studying in the den.

I am preparing for the test. OR
I'm preparing for testing.
are being, are VERBing

We are being silly. OR
We're being silly.

You are being too noisy. OR
You're being too noisy.

Sally and Bill are studying for the test.

You are acting crazy. OR
You're acting crazy.


Alice is not being silly. This is how she always acts. OR
Alice isn't being silly.

I am not being defensive. OR
I'm not being defensive.

Jack is not studying. I just check on him. OR
Jack's not studying. OR
Jack isn't studying.

I am not doing anything. OR 
I'm not doing anything.

We are not being silly. OR
We're not being silly. OR
We aren't being silly.

You are not being cooperative. OR
You're not being cooperative. OR
You aren't being cooperative.

Sally and Bill are not studying in the den. OR
Sally and Bill aren't studying in the den.

You are not making any sense. OR
You're not making any sense. OR
You aren't making any sense.


Will Jill and Alex be there? Yes. They are driving down from Boston. (Jill and Alex plan to drive down from Boston.)