Find the Mistake: Present Simple and Present Continuous Quiz

Chalkboard comparing the present tense and the present continuous
ThoughtCo.

Chose the correct form of the verb to use in each sentence. Once you've made your selection, the correct answer and an explanation will be revealed.

Example:

  • Sentence: I __________ he's an interesting man. [think or am thinking?]
  • Correct answer: I think he's an interesting man.

Explanation: When using 'think' to express an opinion, do not use the continuous form of the verb.

1. Tom __________ at the moment. Can I take a message?

2. I often __________ tennis on Saturdays.

3. We __________ on the Smith account this week.

4. We rarely go out for dinner, but this week we __________ out on Saturday.

5. He __________ every word she says.

6. Angela gets up at 7 o'clock and __________ breakfast every day.

7. Peter usually __________ a lot of questions.

8. Jason doesn't know the answer to this question. He __________ the other answers.

9. We __________ a meeting in Chicago this weekend.

10. She __________ to purchase a new computer.

11. I __________ that this quiz is easy.

12. Janet __________ breakfast at the moment.

13. My friends __________ in a factory twenty miles from their apartment.

14. She is always __________ about how much she hates her job.

15. The children __________ at the moment by the nanny.

Find the Mistake: Present Simple and Present Continuous Quiz

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