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