Present Continuous for future – Affirmative

Verbs

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. When expressed in its Affirmative form, the verb confirms something about the subject.

The Present Continuous in its Affirmative form of the verb to work has this structure:
Subject + verb to be + [base form of the verb + -ing].

SUBJECT TO BE PRESENT PARTICIPLE SHORT FORM
I am working I’m
You are working You’re
He is working He’s
She is working She’s
It is working It’s
We are working We’re
You are working You’re
They are working They’re
  • I am meeting my younger sister tomorrow.
  • We’re having a birthday party next week.
  • They’re 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 Affirmative form, the verb confirms something about the subject.

The Present Continuous in its Affirmative form has this structure:
Subject + verb to be + [base form of the verb + -ing] (e.g. I am working.).

For example:
— “I am working the whole summer.” = In this case we use the Present Continuous because we want to talk 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.