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