Present Simple or Present Continuous Exercise 2

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 2

Complete these sentences by filling in the correct form of the verb in the present simple or present continuous.
1.
(not, to interrupt) me while I (to call) my girlfriend!
2.
(you, to use) the parking spot in front of your house right now?
3.
(to write) down everything he says!
4.
(to take) your book, (to open) it and (to start) reading.
5.
(he, to use) drugs at the moment? No, I (not, to think) so.
6.
You only (to have) one life so (not, to waste) it by doing stupid things.
7.
My phone (to charge) right now so I (can) use it when we (to go) to the party later tonight.
8.
A mouse (not, to be) bigger than an elephant.
9.
The weather (to change). Some clouds (to form) as we speak.
10.
I (not, to run) right now because I (to sit) in a comfortable chair.

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