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