Present Continuous for future – Interrogative

The Future is the tense used to predict or talk about future events.

When we use the Present Continuous structure we refer to fixed plans. The Interrogative form is used to ask questions.

The Present Continuous in its Interrogative form of the verb to work has this structure:
Verb to be + subject + [base form of the verb + -ing] + (?).

TO BE SUBJECT PRESENT PARTICIPLE
Am I working?
Are you working?
Is he working?
Is she working?
Is it working?
Are we working?
Are you working?
Are they working?
  • Am  I meeting my younger sister tomorrow?
  • Are we having a birthday party next week?
  • Are they buying a new bath for their house next month?

We can use the Present Continuous tense:

  • To talk about planned activities or arrangements in the future;
  • When the time of the future activity has been already decided;
  • For fixed plans in the future.

We can use the Present Continuous to talk about the future. We do this when we refer to fixed plans. When used in its Interrogative form, we can use it to form questions.

The Present Continuous in its Interrogative form has this structure:
Verb to be + subject + [base form of the verb + -ing] + (?) (e.g. Are you working?).

For example:
— “Are you working the whole summer?” = In this case we use the Present Continuous because we want to ask about an arrangement for the near future.

Let’s revise this content within the [Form] section. Take a look at the [Example] section that shows its use within a context.