simple present tense exercise?

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



1. I __________ (read) a very interesting book now.

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

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

4. Who __________ you __________ (speak) to just now?

5. I __________ (not know) him very well.

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

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

8. What __________ Tom usually __________(have) for breakfast?

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

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

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

12. My wife and I _______________(go) to the beach in the summer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

19. He ______________(grow) them every summer .

20. The children ____________________(leave) for school right now.

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

22. Shu! The baby ____________________(take) her nap.

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

24. Unfortunately, the patient ____________________ (die).

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

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

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

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

29. It's November and the birds _________________(fly) south.
30. Many birds of Europe ___________(fly) south to Africa every winter.
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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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Good training exercise!

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



This is clearly an exercise designed to give you a chance to test your own abilities in English verb tenses. We are not here to do your homework for you. Rather, we can answer specific questions you might have or help you when you have made errors. Give it a try, Yilelilly.
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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!
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Present Simple or Present Continuous?

The simple present tense

The simple present tense is used for two main types of action:



Habits

Actions which happen regularly (every day, every week, etc.)

States

Things which do not often change (opinions, conditions, etc.)
Some examples will help to make this clearer:



Type of action

Examples

Explanations

Habit

Young-Mi goes to class every day.

"Every day" is a habit.

It rains a lot in Vancouver.

This means that it rains often.

Santos always talks about his family.

"Always" means this is a habit.

Jerry spends Christmas with his parents.

This implies that he spends Christmas with his parents every year.

State

Bianca lives in Florida.

This is a state, because it doesn't change.

Jean-Paul has red hair.

Someone's hair colour doesn't usually change.

Martin likes chocolate.

When we like something, usually we will always like it.

Anna believes in God.

Beliefs and opinions are states. They don't often change.

The present continuous tense

The present continuous tense is used for two main types of action:



A temporary action happening now

Something which is going on right now (but it will stop in the future)

A definite plan for the future

Something we intend to do, usually in the near future
Here are some examples:



Type of action

Examples

Explanations

Temporary action happening right now

John is winning the game.

Right now, John is winning, but the game isn't finished yet.

It's raining outside.

It's raining right now (but it may stop soon).

Soraya's working in the library.

She's working there right now.

Sihol is spending Christmas with his family.

He's spending Christmas with his family right now, this year. (Maybe next year he won't.)

Definite plan for the future

I'm playing soccer tomorrow.

This plan is already arranged and definite.

Sarah's leaving for San Francisco on Friday.

She has probably already bought her ticket.

The Olympics are taking place here next year.

This is already certain.

I'm having a party next week.

All the plans have been made.


Read the rules and make a try... I'll be here to help....
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Sorry... the rules are not clear.. I'll try to send them again
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Yileililly

Good training exercise!

You should do the exercise first. Then we'll let you know whether your answers are correct. It is a more practical way.
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Anonymous:
IT DEPENDS...
MAYBE THE FIRST PERSON OR THE ONE WHO IS SPEAKING JUST SAW THE PLAY.
BUT THEY DID'NT WATHCH THE WHOLE...
GET IT?
10:15:57 AM


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