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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

Today's breakfast ... milk and cornflakes.

Question 2

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

Question 3

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

Question 4

I ... if she'll come.

Question 5

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

Question 6

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

Question 7

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

Question 8

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

Question 9

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

Question 10

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

Question 11

What ... about my idea?

Question 12

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

Question 13

This pole ... 2 metres.

Question 14

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

Question 15

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