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Present simple or continuous
Take care that some verbs because of their meaning can't be put in the continuous form.
For instance, it would be incorrect to say that I am hearing something truly sweet.
The correct way to say this is: I hear something truly sweet.
Again it would be wrong to say I am thinking he is a fool.
The correct way to say this is : I think he is a fool.
Normally we use expressions like
now, at the moment, at present, today , this morning etc with the present continuous tense.
For instance, consider the following sentence:- At present he is sleeping !
We use the simple present to talk about an action which frequently happens but actually may not be happening now.
With the simple present we use the following words/expressions:
often, usually, sometimes, generally, occasionally, daily, every week etc.
In each of the following sentences put the verbs in brackets into the simple present or the present continuous tense.
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