simple present vs present continous

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Use and examples of Simple Present and Present Continous

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SIMPLE PRESENT VS. PRESENT PROGRESSIVE : 

SIMPLE PRESENT VS. PRESENT PROGRESSIVE Pre- Intermediate 1

SIMPLE PRESENT : 

SIMPLE PRESENT Use simple present to talk about things in general. We use it to say that something happens all the time or repeatedly or that something is true in general. - I usually leave for work at 8:00AM - The Earth goes around the sun. Use the simple present to express:

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- I get up at 7:30 everyday. - My brother smokes too much. A HABIT

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- Vegetarians don’t eat meat. - Nurses take care of patients in hospitals. A FACT WHICH IS ALWAYS TRUE

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- Rita works in a bank. - I live in New York. A FACT WHICH IS TRUE FOR A LONG TIME

POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE FORMS : 

POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE FORMS

QUESTION FORMS : 

QUESTION FORMS Do you like pizza? Yes, I do / No, I don’t Does he speak Chinese? Yes, he does / No, he doesn’t

PRESENT CONTINOUS : 

PRESENT CONTINOUS Use the present continous to talk about unfinished actions that are happening at the moment of speaking. - The teacher is explaining a grammar lesson. Use the present continous to express:

An activity happening now : 

An activity happening now They are playing football in the garden. She can’t talk now because she is washing her hair.

An activity happening around now, but perhaps not at the moment of speaking : 

An activity happening around now, but perhaps not at the moment of speaking She is studying math at university. I’m reading a book by García Márquez.

A planned future arrangement : 

A planned future arrangement I’m visiting my parents this weekend. Bill is meeting Diana tomorrow night.

Check this out  : 

Check this out  We can use present continous only for actions or happenings. Some verbs are not action verbs. Example: I know vs I’m knowing

Stative Verbs : 

Stative Verbs

The case of think : 

The case of think When think means “believe,” don’t use the continous. - What do you think will hapen? - What are you thinking? You look worried.

The case of see : 

You can say I’m seeing Luis tomorrow at 12pm. when the meaning is The case of see having a meeting.

The case of have : 

When have means “possess,” don´t use the continous. I’m having a new car. I’m having lunch. We’re having a great time. The case of have

Positive and Negative Forms : 

Positive and Negative Forms

QUESTION FORMS : 

QUESTION FORMS Are you paying attention? Yes, we are / No, we aren’t Is Ana studying? Yes, she is / No, she isn’t

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