The Present Continuous
We use the present continuous when we say what is happening now.
I am reading now.
She is drinking tea at the moment.
|Subject||to be||-ing form of verb|
If the verb finishes with -e and the letter before the -e is a consonant, we take off the -e and then add -ing.
We are coming home.
If the letter before the -e is a vowel, we add-ing as normal.
They are freeing the prisoners now.
Remember when we make a question with the verb to be we invert the subject and the verb to be:
She is sleeping. (affirmation)
Is she sleeping? (question)
It’s the same when we add a question word:
Why is she sleeping?
What are you doing?
What are they cooking?