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Category: English tenses

Present simple or present continuous?

Read the questions below and decide which answer best fits each space.

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Question 1

He ... giving uop his job. It would be a pity to lose such a good employee.

Question 2

Shut up, will you? You ... me mad.

Question 3

The sound of rain ... me to fall asleep.

Question 4

Will you join us, John? We ... a delcious meal. Sorry, but I ... meat.

Question 5

Today's breakfast ... milk and cornflakes.

Question 6

Have you heard? John ... about moving abroad.

Question 7

I ... if she'll come.

Question 8

The bathroom scales ... that I ... 80 kg.

Question 9

Your story ... likely. I ... you.

Question 10

I've broken up with Jack and that's why I ... so depressed. Oh, I ...

Question 11

The castle I ... you is the oldest one in this part of the country.

Question 12

What ... about my idea?

Question 13

This pole ... 2 metres.

Question 14

Don't disturb me. I ... the area of my room.

Question 15

What's wrong with her today? She ... so arrogant.