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Hi

Can I say that these sentences have been written in the present continous tense just because they include the verb "to be"

1. Is it for me?

2. Is her father a policeman?

3. Am I really here?

Thanks
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i don't think it's a present continuous.
A PC goes like this: I am playing = be i the present tense +ing
NewguestCan I say that these sentences have been written in the present continous tense
No.
No -ing -- no continuous. To be a continuous (i.e., progressive) tense, it must have an -ing verb.

The continuous forms of be are not used as much as the simple forms -- in fact, hardly at all, and then only with special meanings.
I am being, you are being, he is being, we are being, you are being, they are being
I was being, you were being, he was being, we were being, you were being, they were being
I will be being, ...
I would be being, ...
I have been being, ...
I had been being, ...
...
CJ
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Hi

So what are these sentences actually:

1. Is it for me?

2. Is her father a policeman?

3. Am I really here?

Are these just simple statements and I shouldn't say that they were written in either the present simple or continuous tense?
They all use the simple present tense of be.
CJ
CalifJimThey all use the simple present tense of be.

CJ

I see. So I should say that these sentences are all in the present simple with the verb "to be". Right? Emotion: wink

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Right.
CJ
thank you