Questions in the Present Progressive

1. Questions without question words in the Present Progressive

Auxiliary Subject Verb Rest Yes/No Subject Auxiliary (+ n't)
Are they writing e-mails? Yes,
No,
No,
they
they
they
are.
are not.
aren't.
Is Peter playing football? Yes,
No,
No,
he
he
he
is.
is not.
isn't.
Are they singing a song? Yes,
No,
No,
they
they
they
are.
are not.
aren't.

2 Questions with question words in the Present Progressive

Question word Auxiliary Subject Verb Rest Answer
What are you doing right now? I am working on my computer.
Where is Tyler going?   He is going to the pet shop.
Why are they carrying the buckets? They are carrying the buckets
because they want to clean their bikes.

► 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.