Present Simple or Present Continuous Exercise 3

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 3

Complete these sentences by filling in the correct form of the verb in the present simple or present continuous.
1.
My friend (to listen) to his favourite band. He (to have) all of their albums.
2.
I just (to love) pizza. I (to make) it myself when I (to have) the time.
3.
At the moment, I (to look) for ways to invest my money.
4.
(you, to run) your own business right now or (to be) you retired?
5.
He (really, to love) The Rolling Stones. He (currently, to browse) Youtube for some songs.
6.
What (you, to do) right now? I (to need) your help.
7.
Just (to buy) me a new phone. I (to hate) it that you (always, to drop) mine whenever I (to want) to show you something.
8.
I (to be) excited to celebrate my birthday next week.
9.
They (to think) of moving to Sweden.
10.
I (not, to think) that (to be) a good idea.

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