Category: English tenses

Present simple or present continuous?

Put each verb in brackets into the present simple or the present continuous.

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Please use short forms e.g. haven't instead of have not in negative statements and use long forms in positive statements e.g. I am instead of I'm.

1. 5 $ for a beer?! (you kid) me?2. She (fly) to London now.3. I didn't like football some years ago, but now I (love) every team game.4. I (think) about your proposal, but I haven't decided yet.5. Whereas all the other countries (develop) very fast, we still can't do any progress.6. Oh, look at him. He (die).7. I (think) Jack is a good friend.8. There (be) a lot of expensive shops here.9. Look at her. She (get) more and more ugly.10. Why have you said something like that? He (surely not like) you now.11. Sometimes she (act) as if she were a little girl.12. I (visit) my doctor at 6 p.m.13. I (not understand) exactly what you're talking about.14. She is usually a very polite kid. I don't know why she (be) so rude now.15. This dinner (smell) really good.