Present Simple or Present Continuous Exercise 4

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 4

Complete these sentences by filling in the correct form of the verb in the present simple or present continuous.
1.
Marc (to travel) In Europe right now.
2.
My father (to lie) in his bed right now.
3.
Romelu Lukaku (not, to be) the best Belgian football player anymore.
4.
My uncle (not, to have) a cat called Micky. He (to have) a dog.
5.
Roy Orbison (to be) still the best singer ever.
6.
My friend (to like) pizza. Can you believe that?!
7.
It (to be) difficult to invent something. Right now, I (to work) on a new kind of chair.
8.
The boy (to watch) TV now.
9.
My sister often (to go) to church on Sunday mornings. Right now, she (to walk) to church right now.
10.
What (you, to do) right now? (you, to want) to help me for a minute?

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