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Simple Present tense vs P resent Continuous Tense. Prof. Cynthia Garcia. Exceptions. The simple present expresses an action in the present taking place once, never or several times.

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Simple present tense vs p resent continuous tense

Simple Present tense vs Present Continuous Tense

Prof. Cynthia Garcia


Simple present tense vs p resent continuous tense

Exceptions


Simple present tense vs p resent continuous tense

  • The simple present expresses an action in the present taking place once, never or several times.

  • It is also used for actions that take place one after another and for actions that are set by a timetable or schedule.

  • The simple present also expresses facts in the present.


Simple present tense vs p resent continuous tense

The present progressive puts emphasis on the course or duration of an action.

  • The present progressive is used for actions going on in the moment of speaking and for actions taking place only for a short period of time.

  • It is also used to express development and actions that are arranged for the near future.

  • Present progressive is also known as present continuous


Simple present tense vs p resent continuous tense

1. John ___________ football at themoment.

  • Play

  • Plays

  • Am playing

  • Isplaying

  • Are playing

Choose the correct verb form from the dropdown menu and form sentence in the simple present or the present progressive.


Simple present tense vs p resent continuous tense

  • I ________ tomyteachernow.

  • talk

  • talks

  • am talking

  • istalking

  • are talking

Choose the correct verb form from the dropdown menu and form sentence in the simple present or the present progressive.


Simple present tense vs p resent continuous tense

3. Everymorningmymother _________ at 6:00 o’clock.

  • get

  • gets

  • am getting

  • isgetting

  • are getting

Choose the correct verb form from the dropdown menu and form sentence in the simple present or the present progressive.


Simple present tense vs p resent continuous tense

Simple Present / Present Continuous

Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses.

1. Usually, I (work) as a secretary at ABT, but this summer I (study) French at a language school in Paris. That is why I am in Paris. 2. Shhhhh! Be quiet! John (sleep) . 3. Don't forget to take your umbrella. It (rain) . 4. I hate living in Seattle because it (rain, always) .


Simple present tense vs p resent continuous tense

Simple Present / Present Continuous

Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses.

5. Every Monday, Sally (drive) her kids to football practice. 6. I'm sorry I can't hear what you (say) because everybody (talk) so loudly. 7. Justin (write, currently) a book about his adventures in Tibet. I hope he can find a good publisher when he is finished.

8. This delicious chocolate (be) made by a small chocolatier in Zurich, Switzerland.


Simple present tense vs p resent continuous tense

Simple Present / Present Continuous

Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses.

9. Jim: Do you want to come over for dinner tonight?Denise: Oh, I'm sorry, I can't. I (go) to a movie tonight with some friends.

10.The business cards (be, normally ) printed by a company in New York. Their prices (be) inexpensive, yet the quality of their work is quite good.


Simple present tense vs p resent continuous tense

Fill in the gaps with the Simple Present or Present Continuous Tense

It _____________ (1. be) winter and it ___________ (2. snow). It usually ____________ (3. snow) in January here. Betty and James _____________ (4. play) in the garden. They ___________ (5. build) a snowman and they ___________ (6. throw) snowballs. They _____________(7. like) the snow very much. Their father and mother ____________ (8. not/like) it. They always ______(9. stay) in the house when it is cold. Their mother usually _____ (10. watch) TV and their father ______________(11. listen) to the radio or  _____________ (12. read) a book. At the moment, they ______________ (13. sit) in the living room. Mothe_____ (14. write) a letter and father ____________ (15. read) a book. They often _____________ (16. look) out the window to watch their children playing.


Instruction

  • In coupleswrite a paragraphusingthe simple present and thepresentcontinuous.

  • Underlinesuchverb.

Instruction:


References

  • http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simpre-prepro

  • http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs2.htm

  • http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/simcon.htm

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