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