Simple present or present continuous: grammar exercise

March 17, 2014pdf

Fill in the blanks with the simple present or the present continuous form of the verb.

1. Wild animals ……………… in forests.

a) live

b) are living

2. I ………………… for California next week.

a) leave

b) am leaving

3. Sita cannot come out to play now, as she …………………… her mother in the kitchen.

a) helps

b) is helping

4. We …………………. Bangalore every summer.

a) visit

b) are visiting

5. An honest person always ……………….. the truth.

a) speak

b) is speaking

6. He …………….. his lunch. Please wait.

a) has

b) is having

7. There are some birds that …………….. every year.

a) migrate

b) are migrating

8. The rain …………….. from the clouds.

a) fall

b) is falling

9. A person who ………………. provisions is known as a grocer.

a) sells

b) is selling

10. We ……………. with our eyes …………… with our ears and  …………… with our nose.

a) see, hear, smell

b) are seeing, are hearing, are smelling

Answers

1. Wild animals live in forests.

2. I am leaving for California next week.

3. Sita cannot come out to play now, as she is helping her mother in the kitchen.

4. We visit Bangalore every summer.

5. An honest person always speaks the truth.

6. He is having his lunch. Please wait.

7. There are some birds that migrate every year.

8. The rain falls from the clouds.

9. A person who sells provisions is known as a grocer.

10. We see with our eyes hear with our ears and smell with our nose.

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