'Present Simple or Progressive' Quiz

This is a beginner-level quiz containing 16 multichoice questions from our 'present simple' quiz category. Simply answer all questions and press the 'Grade Me' button to see your score. This exercise is also available as a printable worksheet.

Present Simple or Progressive

Exercise Instructions: Choose the correct verb form.

Q1 - I ____ a great time on this holiday.
Q2 - She's Italian- she ____ from Pisa.
Q3 - '_____ your meal?' 'Yes, it's very good.'
Q4 - Many scientists believe global warming ____.
Q5 - This term, I ____ Latin.
Q6 - ____ to see us next month?
Q7 - Let me know when you ____ this letter.
Q8 - They ____ to do it now.
Q9 - I _____ it.
Q10 - Water ____ at a hundred degrees.
Q11 - Smoking _____ cancer.
Q12 - I ____ a lot of progress at the moment.
Q13 - It _____ me a lot at the moment.
Q14 - Don't pay attention- he ____ stupid.
Q15 - I ____ up at seven o'clock on weekdays.
Q16 - He _____ silly questions.

Printable Worksheet

Instructions: Choose the correct verb form.

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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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