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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #69498: Present simple or progressive
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    Present simple or progressive

    Present simple :-


    1-for habits and for repeated actions in the present.

    Ex:-they often go to the cinema on Saturdays.


    2-for permanent states in the present.

    Ex:- I work in the supermarket 


    3-for general truth.

    Ex:- the sun rises in the east.


    4-for actions that take place according to a schedule.

    Ex:- the film begins at half past eight.



     Present progressive:


    1-for actions that are happening now,at the moment of speaking.

    Ex:- listen!john is playing the piano.


    2-for temporary actions that are happening around the time of speaking.

    Ex:-Jim is working at a garage for the summer.


    3-for actions that we have planned to do in the near future (we mention when)

    Ex:- Helen is going on holiday next week.

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    1. Colin (play) in his school volleyball team,but he is not playing in the game tomorrow because he is having a cold.

    2. I (have) next week off work,but I am not going anywhere because the weather is going to be bad.

    3. We all know that the sun (not rise) in the west.

    4. We usually (go) to the youth club at the weekends.

    5. Next Friday our teacher (take) us to the Museum of modern art.

    6. Which shirt (match) these trousers, the blue one or the green one?

    7. They (watch) action films on tv right now.

    8. Some pupils (play) in the playground, watch them !

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