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.
do you get up
are you getting up
do you have
are you having
do you go
are you going
do you do; repair
are you doing; am repairing
do you do; am repairing
The present continuous tense is used to talk about actions or situations that are going on at the moment of speaking.
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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