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