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