Simple present or present continuous tense

November 20, 2012pdf

The simple present tense is used to talk about permanent situations and things that happen all the time. The present continuous tense is used to talk about more temporary situations.

Complete the following sentences using the simple present or the present continuous tense form.

1. I ………………………………. this music.

a) like

b) am liking

c) either could be used here

2. I ………………………………… fine.

a) feel

b) am feeling

c) either could be used here

3. I ……………………………………. for the shops to open.

 

a) wait

b) am waiting

c) either could be used here

4. I …………………………………. what you mean.

a) see

b) am seeing

c) either could be used here

5. The box …………………………………. 10 pounds.

a) weighs

b) is weighing

c) either could be used here

6. I ……………………………………. the doctor at ten o’clock.

a) see

b) am seeing

c) either could be used here

7. ‘What are you doing there?’ ‘I ………………………………… the windows.’

a) clean

b) am cleaning

c) either could be used here

8. Water ………………………………….. at 100 degree Celsius.

a) boils

b) is boiling

c) either could be used here

9. I …………………………………… never to smoke again.

a) promise

b) am promising

c) either could be used here

10. I …………………………………… forward to hearing from you.

a) look

a) am looking

c) either could be used here

Answers

1. I like this music.

2. I feel fine. OR I’m feeling fine.

3. I’m waiting for the shops to open.

4. I see what you mean.

5. The box weighs ten pounds.

6. I’m seeing the doctor at 10 o’clock.

7. ‘What are you doing there?’ ‘I’m cleaning the windows.’

8. Water boils at 100 degree Celsius.

9. I promise to never smoke again.

10. I look / am looking forward to hearing from you.

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