It tells us that the action is happening when we speak. It can be used for near future meaning as well.
Peter is doing his homework in his room right now.
My friends are playing football in the garden at the moment.
To form present continuous tense we use ‘to be‘ + the base of the verb +ing.
Positive: She is making a cake now.
Negative: We aren’t coming the the party.
Question: Are you washing the dishes in the kitchen now?
|Subject||Auxiliary Verb (to be)||Base Verb+ing|
- right now
- at present
- at the moment