This quiz checks your awareness of using the present simple and present continuous tenses correctly.
1 out of the following 15 sentences in the quiz is correct. 14 others need correction. Please spot the 14 mistakes and write the full, correct answer in the space provided. When you find the 1 correct sentence, write “correct” in the space provided.
Example: I drives to work every day.
(Mistake spotted: “drives” is incorrect. An “s” is added only in the 3rd person (he, she, it) present simple form.)
Correct answer to be written in the blank: I drive to work every day.
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- I be hungry.
Do you know how to conjugate the verb “to be”?
2. Mary and John swims here every day.CorrectIncorrect
Do you remember when to add an “s” at the end of the verb?
3. We watching the news now.CorrectIncorrect
Is this watching happening over and over again or at the time of speaking?
4. She don’t have enough time.CorrectIncorrect
5. How often swimming you?CorrectIncorrect
Is this question asking about something that repeats over time or happening at the time of speaking?
Remember what is different about question forms in English, too.
6. My mother meet with her doctor today.CorrectIncorrect
When do we use the present simple when talking about the future? What about the present continuous?
7. My boss currently doesn’t working at the office.CorrectIncorrect
Can we use “do” + the “-ing” form of the verb in a question?
8. We aren’t studying but we always get good grades.CorrectIncorrect
Think of each verb: should the actions represent something that repeats over and over again or is temporary?
9. When we are going to the movies, we like to sit in the back row.CorrectIncorrect
How often to do you sit in the back row of the movie theater? Every time or is this only describing a temporary situation?
10. I’m understand now. Thank you.CorrectIncorrect
What kind of verb is “understand”?
12. She drives me crazy. She always lose her keys!CorrectIncorrect
Be careful. This is a tricky one. How do we express exaggeration about these annoying situations?
13. If I am seeing Donna tonight, I’ll let her know you’ve heard the good news.CorrectIncorrect
Do you remember what tense should be used in this type of “if” clause?
14. I am working at my family’s restaurant until I graduate.CorrectIncorrect
Is this a temporary or permanent action?
15. I’ll take a break when I am getting tired.CorrectIncorrect
Is there a condition that the writer sets about when he will take a break?