RE: simple present tense exercise? page 2

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3. Tonight we __________ (see) a play at the thereatre.

hmm..why is the verb "to see" and not "to watch"?

Thanks in advance!
I know of no rules governing this, but I think many people make this distinction:

I watched a movie (aired or on CD) last night [on television]. ~ I saw the new film/play [at the theater].



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Generally, you go "see" a play or a movie. Once you're there, you may not watch it. You could be too busy necking with your boyfriend, for example.
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To me, you go to see a movie or play. But once you are in the cinema/theatre, you are watching the movie/play.

So, we should say, "Let's go to see a movie/play." It is not correct to say, "Let go to watch a movie/play."
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Thank you Philip, Barb and Yoong Liat for your answers! Emotion: smile

Do you mean that it's similar to "hear" and "listen"?

I don't really know how to say it but can it be that when you "watch", you are more concentrated?
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I'd say it's exactly the same.
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Okies - Thanks once more, Barb! [K]
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Hi Anon

I'm glad that someone finally decided to try to do this test. I assume that in this test you are supposed to decide whether to use the present continuous or the simple present tense . (A few of the sentences will also work with a tense other than a present tense).

The words in pink letters are my corrections. Sentence number 12 can use either the present continuous or the simple present tense.

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YileilillyFill in the blanks with the correct form of words given:



1. I __am reading__(read) a very interesting book now.

2. Joanne _works_ (work) eight hours a day.

3. Tonight we ___are seeing____ (see) a play at the theatre.

4. Who _are _ you _speaking__(speak) to just now?

5. I __don't know ___ (not know) him very well.

6. What will you do if she _comes__ (come) late?

7. My wife _likes__ (like) coffee for breakfast.

8. What ___does___ Tom usually _have__(have) for breakfast?

9. Your train ___leaves____ (leave) at 17.25 from platform 3.

10. What ___does___ Mary ___do___(do) ? She's a student.

11. My whole family __goes__(go) to church once a week.

12. My wife and I ___are going/go___(go) to the beach in the summer.

13. Listen! The phone ____is ringing____(ring) in the other room.

14. Rain seldom __falls__(fall) in the Sahara.

15. He is thirteen years old now, and his voice ___is changing___(change).

16. Let's change the conversation. It ___is getting___(get) too serious.

17. Leap year __comes__(come) every four years.

18. My grandfather ____is growing____(grow) tomatoes in his garden this summer.

19. He __grows ___(grow) them every summer .

20. The children ____are leaving___(leave) for school right now.

21. The children ____leave____(leave) at 8:30 every morning of the week.

22. Shu! The baby ___is taking____(take) her nap.

23. In the north the season __changes___(change) four times a year .

24. Unfortunately, the patient ____is dying____(die).

25. The monsoon season ___comes___(come) once or twice a year.

26. It's spring and the days ___are getting___(get) longer.

27. The weather __gets__(get) very cold in Moscow in the winter.

28. It ___is raining___(rain) hard, and I don't have an umbrella.

29. It's November and the birds ____are flying____(fly) south.
30. Many birds of Europe ___fly___(fly) south to Africa every winter.
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Anonymous:
These are my answers and I hope you'll correct the wrong ones.
  1. ..am reading..
  2. works
  3. see
  4. are you speaking to
  5. don't know
  6. comes
  7. likes
  8. does Tom usually have..?
  9. leaves
  10. does May do...?
  11. goes
  12. go
  13. is ringing
  14. falls
  15. is changing
  16. is getting
  17. comes
  18. is growing
  19. grows
  20. are leaving
  21. leave
  22. is taking
  23. changes
  24. died
  25. comes
  26. are getting
  27. gets
  28. is raining
  29. are flying
  30. fly
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Anonymous:
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i hope
this is my ans. and u r correct and send a mail.
1. read
2. worked
3. saw
4 did spoke
5. dont know
6 comes
7 likes
8 do had
9 leaves
10 is doing
11 goes
12 goes
13 is ringing
14 is falling
15 has change
16 gots
17 gets
18 comes
19 grows
20 had leave
21 always leave
22 is takeing
23 changes
24 is died
25 comes
26 are getting
27 is getting
28 is raining
29 are flying
30 fly
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