Present Simple or Present Continuous Exercise 1

Sometimes it’s not clear whether to use present simple or present continuous. These two tenses are both used to talk about the present.

The present simple is used to talk about short actions and habits in the present, while the present continuous is mainly used to talk about longer actions or when the focus is on the duration.

Present simple or present continuous

This is an exercise in which you need to choose between the present simple and present continuous.

You can find the exercise below:

Present Simple or Present Continuous Exercise 1

Complete these sentences by filling in the correct form of the verb in the present simple or present continuous.
1.
I (not, to know) where to go. I (to think) I am lost.
2.
(he, to speed) right now? No, he (not, to be).
3.
I (currently, to teach) you some English. (you, not, to be) grateful?
4.
My friend (to walk) to school every day.
5.
Right now, I (to file) for divorce. I (to fill in) the papers as we speak!
6.
I (to write) a very long letter right now in which I (to declare) my love for the girl next door.
7.
I (to hate) people who (always, to post) pictures of their cat on social media. Who (to want) to see that every day?
8.
(you, to love) energy drinks? They (to be) very unhealthy.
9.
I (to hope) you (gradually, to get) better at filling in the correct tense.
10.
I (always, to work) in my garden during the summer months.

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