Elementary grammar exercise: present simple vs. continuous (ex. 1)
English grammar practice exercise, beginner / elementary level.
This exercise helps you practise the difference between the present simple and present continuous tenses.
Instructions: put the verb into the present simple (I do) or present continuous (I’m doing) form:
|Structure of present simple|
|I work in a bank.||I don't work in a bank.||Do I work in a bank?|
|You work in a bank.||You don't work in a bank.||Do you work in a bank?|
|He works in a bank.||He doesn't (does not) work in a bank.||Does he work in a bank?|
|She works in a bank.||She doesn't (does not) work in a bank.||Does she work in a bank?|
|It rains a lot.||It doesn't (does not) rain.||Does it rain a lot?|
|We work in a bank.||We don't work in a bank.||Do we work in a bank?|
|They work in a bank.||They don't work in a bank.||Do they work in a bank?|
|Structure of present continuous|
|I’m (I am) reading a book.||I’m not reading.||Am I reading?|
|You’re (you are) reading a book.||You’re not reading.||Are you reading?|
|He’s (he is) reading a book.||He’s not (also he isn’t) reading.||Is he reading?|
|She’s (she is) reading a book.||She’s not (also she isn’t) reading.||Is she reading?|
|It’s (it is) raining.||It’s not (also it isn’t) raining.||Is it raining?|
|We’re (we are) reading a book.||We’re not reading.||Are we reading?|
|They’re (they are) reading a book.||They’re not reading.||Are they reading?|
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