Choose the present simple tense or present continuous tense.
Present simple and present continuous tense Online exercises with answers, PDF worksheets and grammar rules.
We use present tenses to talk about the following actions or situations.
The present simple tense is used to talk about:
a) Repeated actions or habits.
I go to bed before midnight every day.
We never eat junk food.
b) Facts that are always true.
As the Earth moves around the Sun, the Moon orbits the Earth.
Lions live in Africa, while tigers live in Asia.
c) States rather than actions (with stative verbs).
We have a weekend cottage at the seaside.
Derek seems to be really tired.
I like your new dress, Sarah.
The present continuous tense is used to describe:
a) Actions happening at the moment of speaking.
Be quiet, please. I am listening to the news now.
Dan can't answer the phone. He is taking a shower.
b) Temporary situations.
We are staying in Madrid this week.
Tim is working in Mumbai these days.
c) Current trends.
The world is becoming a better place to live as a human.
Home prices are rising because of inflation this year.
The present tenses can also be used to express future: