present continuous questions wide range

present continuous questions wide range

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Point 45 in the category of  FUTURE with present continuous is defined as

the present continuous with a wide range of common verbs to ask about future plans.

Some of the listed verbs in the examples are: planning|starting|finishing|providing

But we can also assume to some degree that B1 and above verbs that are in verb-ing structure qualify.

This is a very hard structure to search up for a number of reasons.  In particular, the discourse/use must refer to future plans, so we will only be able to look for formal features temporarily.  As a result, we must try a few ways in.

On iWeb a search for

. _vb _p _vvg ?

1 . ARE YOU KIDDING ? 246
2 . ARE YOU LISTENING ? 101
3 . IS IT WORKING ? 72

gives us only a few results.  None of those seem to suggest plans.

As we attempt to search further iWeb only allows one wild card.  In the top 50 we get some possible planning verbs, at B1:
applying, going for, thinking of.

_vb _p _vvg * ?

Obviously many of these Ngrams could be questions about plans, but here we divide those that look quite obvious.

1 ARE YOU WAITING FOR ? 16570

2 ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT ? 6136

3 AM I MISSING SOMETHING ? 5279
4 ARE YOU KIDDING ME ? 4411
5 ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ? 2458
6 ARE WE TALKING ABOUT ? 1544
7 ARE WE LOOKING FOR ? 1136
8 ARE YOU REFERRING TO ? 998
9 AM I MISSING HERE ? 723
10 ARE YOU LOOKING AT ? 714
11 AM I TALKING ABOUT ? 688
12 ARE YOU WORKING ON ? 574
13 ARE THEY LOOKING FOR ? 435
14 ARE WE WAITING FOR ? 402
15 IS HE TALKING ABOUT ? 381
16 ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT ? 359
17 ARE YOU SITTING DOWN ? 270
18 AM I LOOKING FOR ? 249
19 ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT ? 224
20 ARE YOU WORKING WITH ? 199
21 ARE WE LOOKING AT ? 199
22 AM I LOOKING AT ? 195
23 ARE YOU THINKING OF ? 191
24 AM I MISSING ANYTHING ? 188
25 ARE YOU TALKING TO ? 185
26 ARE YOU READING NOW ? 168
27 IS IT COMING FROM ? 164
28 WERE WE TALKING ABOUT ? 162
29 ARE YOU READING THIS ? 160
30 ARE THEY COMING FROM ? 160
31 ARE WE TALKING HERE ? 159
32 ARE YOU LISTENING TO ? 158

33 ARE YOU GOING TO ? 152

 

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34 WERE YOU LOOKING FOR ? 148

35 ARE YOU APPLYING FOR ? 136

 

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36 ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY ? 132
37 ARE YOU COMING FROM ? 132
38 AM I GOING WRONG ? 129

 

39 ARE YOU GOING FOR ? 127

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40 ARE YOU FEELING TODAY ? 122
41 WAS I TALKING ABOUT ? 121
42 IS SHE TALKING ABOUT ? 117
43 ARE YOU COMPLAINING ABOUT ? 112
44 ARE YOU FEELING NOW ? 109
45 AM I MAKING SENSE ? 103
46 AM I MISSING ? ? 98
47 ARE YOU USING IT ? 97
48 ARE YOU TAKING ME ? 94
49 ARE YOU LAUGHING AT ? 94
50 ARE THEY WAITING FOR ? 92
51 ARE YOU HOLDING UP ? 91
52 ARE YOU DOIN ‘ ? 89
53 WAS HE TALKING ABOUT ? 87
54 ARE YOU USING NOW ? 84
55 ARE YOU GOING WITH ? 82
56 ARE YOU WORKING FOR ? 80
57 AM I WRITING THIS ? 74
58 ARE YOU ROOTING FOR ? 73
59 ARE YOU LIVING NOW ? 73
60 ARE YOU ASKING ME ? 72
61 ARE YOU LIVING IN ? 72
62 ARE YOU SHITTING ME ? 72
63 ARE YOU USING ? ? 71
64 ARE WE FIGHTING FOR ? 70
65 ARE YOU SPEAKING OF ? 69

66 ARE YOU VOTING FOR ? 68

 

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