Present continuous

English Grammar:Present continuous

The present continuous form

We use the present continuous for actions and happenings. For example: they are painting or it is snowing. But there are some verbs that are not action verbs like know and like. You cannot say "I am knowing" or "she is liking";you can only say "I know", "she likes".

The following verbs in the present continuous

The following verbs are not normally used in continuous tenses like love,hate,believe,remember,seem,want…

I want a big bike. (not "I'm wanting)

What do you think (=believe) will happen? (not "what are you thinking)

In the present continuous it will be:What are you thinking about? (For example)