Verb forms – Present continuous (’be’ + ’ing’-form)

Verb forms – Present continuous (’be’ + ’ing’-form)

Example (1): George and Sarah are discussing the installation …
‘… are discussing …’
Example (2): I’m not having those things anywhere on my farm.
‘… (I)’m (not) having …’
Example (3): I’m not going to have them changing my farm.
‘… (I)’m (not) going (to) …’

Notes

Use this continuous form

  • when setting a background to a story or activity, as in Example (1),
  • when expressing willingness or unwillingness, as in Example (2),
  • when referring to what you are determined to do (or not to do) in the near future, as in Example (3).