Present Simple or Present Continuous Exercise 5

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 5

Complete these sentences by filling in the correct form of the verb in the present simple or present continuous.
1.
I (to drink) a nice cup of tea while I (to write) some example sentences.
2.
They always (to fight) when they (to want) to order new furniture.
3.
It (not, to matter) anymore. They (still, to date).
4.
I (constantly, to try) to reinvent myself. I really (to want) to achieve something and (to earn) a lot of money.
5.
My friend (to love) Pokemon. He (to open) some booster packs right now.
6.
Elon Musk (to be) one of the richest people in the world.
7.
She (currently, to live) in Malta while they (to renovate) her house.
8.
Can I (to borrow) your charger? Mine (to be) broken and I (to need) to charge my phone.
9.
I (to look) at two men who (to fight) over a woman.
10.
Two and a Half Men (to be) my favourite TV show and I (to watch) an episode right now.

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