Simple Present Or Present Continuous Tense Exercise

The simple present tense is used to talk about our everyday activities – things that we do regularly or at specific intervals.
There is an important point to consider. In the simple present tense, when the subject is a singular noun (e.g. Rahul, Maya, pen, tree, dog, boy) or a third person singular pronoun (he, she, it), the verb takes the marker –s.

The verb does not take the marker -s when the subject is a plural noun (e.g. books, pens, trees, dogs, boys) or pronoun (they, we, you). The first person pronoun ‘I’ also doesn’t take the marker –s.

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Question 1
When ……………….. in the morning?
A
do you get up
B
are you getting up
Question 1 Explanation: 
The simple present tense is used to talk about our everyday activities – things that we do regularly or at specific intervals.
Question 2
I ………………… at six thirty in the morning.
A
am getting
B
get
Question 2 Explanation: 
The simple present tense is used to talk about our everyday activities – things that we do regularly or at specific intervals.
Question 3
When ……………………. breakfast?
A
do you have
B
are you having
Question 3 Explanation: 
The simple present tense is used to talk about our everyday activities – things that we do regularly or at specific intervals.
Question 4
When ………………………. to office?
A
do you go
B
are you going
Question 4 Explanation: 
The simple present tense is used to talk about our everyday activities – things that we do regularly or at specific intervals.
Question 5
‘What do you do?’ I ……………………. English at a public school.
A
am teaching
B
teach
Question 5 Explanation: 
We use the simple present tense to talk about our jobs, habits, preferences etc.
Question 6
'What .................................. in the garage?' 'I ................................. the bike.'
A
do you do; repair
B
are you doing; am repairing
C
do you do; am repairing
Question 6 Explanation: 
The present continuous is used to talk about actions or situations that are going on at the moment of speaking.
Question 7
‘Where do you live?’ I ………………… in Mumbai.’
A
live
B
am living
Question 7 Explanation: 
We use the simple present tense to talk about permanent situations. For example, this tense form is used to say where we live or work. Note that to talk about our temporary jobs or residence, we use the present continuous.
Question 8
I …………………… with my sister right now.
A
live
B
am living
Question 8 Explanation: 
We use the present continuous to talk about temporary situations.
Question 9
What .................................. snakes ...............................?
A
do, eat
B
are, eating
C
do, eating
D
are, eat
Question 9 Explanation: 
We use the present simple tense to talk about general truths, facts etc.
Question 10
The earth ........................................ round the sun.
A
move
B
moves
C
is moving
Question 10 Explanation: 
We use the present simple to talk about general truths and facts.
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The present continuous tense is used to talk about actions or situations that are going on at the moment of speaking.

Answers

1. When do you get up in the morning?
2. I get up at six thirty in the morning.
3. I go for a walk in the morning.
4. When do you have breakfast?
5. When do you go to office?
6. ‘What do you do?’ I teach English at a public school.’
7. ‘Where do you live?’ I live in Mumbai.’
8. I am living with my sister right now.
9. What do snakes eat?
10. The earth moves round the sun.

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