Printable Handout: Present Simple or Progressive

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Instructions: Choose the correct verb form.

Q1 - I ____ a great time on this holiday.
have
am having
Either could be used here.
Q2 - She's Italian- she ____ from Pisa.
comes
is coming
Either could be used here.
Q3 - '_____ your meal?' 'Yes, it's very good.'
Are you enjoying
Do you enjoy
Either could be used here.
Q4 - Many scientists believe global warming ____.
really happens
is really happening
Either could be used here.
Q5 - This term, I ____ Latin.
study
am studying
Q6 - ____ to see us next month?
Do you come
Are you coming
Either could be used here.
Q7 - Let me know when you ____ this letter.
receive
are receiving
Either could be used here.
Q8 - They ____ to do it now.
want
are wanting
Either could be used here.
Q9 - I _____ it.
don't understand
am not understanding
Either could be used here.
Q10 - Water ____ at a hundred degrees.
boils
is boiling
Either could be used here.
Q11 - Smoking _____ cancer.
causes
is causing
Either could be used here.
Q12 - I ____ a lot of progress at the moment.
make
am making
Either could be used here.
Q13 - It _____ me a lot at the moment.
worries
is worrying
Either could be used here.
Q14 - Don't pay attention- he ____ stupid.
is just
is just being
Either could be used here.
Q15 - I ____ up at seven o'clock on weekdays.
get
am getting
Either could be used here.
Q16 - He _____ silly questions.
always asks
is always asking
Either could be used here.

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