What is present continuous and present simple?

What’s the difference between the Present Simple / Present Continuous and how to use them. We use the present simple tense when we want to talk about fixed habits or routines – things that don’t change. We use the present continuous to talk about actions which are happening at the present moment, but will soon finish.

What is simple present continuous with examples?

Present continuous tense can be used for actions that are still happening at the time of speaking. Examples of this use include: Marc is making pizza now. They are eating lunch right now. Frances is talking on the phone at the moment.

What is the formula of present continuous tense?

The formula for writing in the present continuous is: ’be’ verb [am, is, are…] + present participle. Examples: He is driving erratically.

What is the formula of present simple?

The structure/formula of a Simple Present Positive Sentence is – subject + main verb + object.

What is present tense Give 5 example?

Bill writes the letters. Peter is coming to our place. Bob has given the book to Allen. I am going to the varsity.

Are 10 sentences present continuous?

She is working right now. They aren’t studying English these days. She is constantly changing her hair color. Children are studying their lessons.

What are the examples of simple present tense?


  • He goes to school every morning.
  • She understands English.
  • It mixes the sand and the water.
  • He tries very hard.
  • She enjoys playing the piano.

What are the 4 types of present tense with examples?

The four types of present tense verbs

  • Simple present tense:
  • Present perfect tense:
  • Present continuous tense:
  • Present perfect continuous tense:
  • Actions/states occurring in the present:
  • Actions/states that happen regularly:
  • Stating facts:
  • Expressing opinions or beliefs:

What is the rule of continuous tense?

TensesTenses Rule
Present Continuous tenseSubject + is/am/are + V1 + ing + object
Present perfect continuous tenseSubject + has been + V1 + ing + Object (Singular)Subject + have been + V1 + ing + Object (Plural)
Future Simple tenseSubject + will/shall + V1 + Object

What is the pattern of simple present tense?

We use the simple present tense when an action is happening right now, or when it happens regularly (or unceasingly, which is why it’s sometimes called present indefinite). Depending on the person, the simple present tense is formed by using the root form or by adding ‑s or ‑es to the end.

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