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