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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


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 ___________ duration of an action.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 ________ duration of an action.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 duration of an action.. 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 duration of an action.

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 duration of an action.

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 duration of an action.

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 Continuous Tensecoupleswrite a paragraphusingthe simple present and thepresentcontinuous.

  • Underlinesuchverb.

Instruction:


References

  • http:// Continuous Tensewww.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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