Simple Present vs. Present Continuous
This lesson may be a review for many people, but do you know the difference between I eat and I am eating? Is it okay to say I watch TV right now, or should you say I am watching TV right now?
The Simple Present Tense is used for things that happen regularly, like this:
Sheila takes a shower every evening.
or for general facts, like this:
Birds fly in the sky.
The Present Continuous Tense is made by a be verb (am, is, are) + verb+ing. It is used for things that are happening right now, like this:
I am taking a shower right now.
or for things that are happening nowadays, like this:
Many people are losing their jobs nowadays.
Questions and AnswersUsing the words below, fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verb.
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1. Lisa her teeth every morning.
Check your answer brushes
2. Where is Charlie? He television.
Check your answer is watching
3. A: What do you do after school everyday? B: I usually to the library.
Check your answer go
4. These days I math at the college.
Check your answer am studying
5. Australians English.
Check your answer speak
6. Frank always coffee for breakfast.
Check your answer drinks