PRESENT SIMPLE VS PRESENT CONTINUOUS 2

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Present Simple vs. Present Continuous:

Present Simple vs. Present Continuous Jessy Rivera

1. The simple present tense:

1. The simple present tense The simple present tense is used for two main types of action: Habits Actions which happen regularly (for example, every day or every week) States Things which do not often change (for example, opinions and conditions)

Some examples will help to make this clearer: :

Some examples will help to make this clearer: 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.

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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.

2. The present continuous tense:

2. 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: :

Here are some examples: 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.)

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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

EXERCISE:

EXERCISE I ________ you're crazy! think am thinking Salman is rich — he ________ a Mercedes. drives is driving

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Once a week, I ________ to an art class at the college. go am going Marie-Claude isn't a Canadian. I ________ she comes from France. believe am believing

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It ________ quite hard — perhaps we shouldn't go out tonight. snows is snowing Look! Junko ________ into the water. jumps is jumping

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I ________ lunch in the cafeteria every day. have am having You won't find Jerry at home right now. He ________ in the library. studies is studying

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I ________ to Toronto next Thursday. Do you want to come? go am going Don't give Jan any cheese. She ________ it! hates is hating

Put the verb in brackets in the correct form (present simple or present continuous).:

Put the verb in brackets in the correct form (present simple or present continuous). Next week, my friends and I ________(go) camping in the woods. I_________ (organize) the food, because I __________(like) cooking. Dave ________(have) a big car with a trailer, so he ___________(plan) the transportation. Sam __________(bring) the tent — he ________(go) camping every year, so he _________(have) a great tent and lots of other equipment. My wife _____________(think) we're crazy. She_________ (like) holidays in comfortable hotels, so she ________(take) a trip to Paris instead.

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