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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Present Continuous

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of the present continuous.

Choose the correct verb form to complete the following sentences (either present simple or present continuous).

Example

Sharice ________ French at university this year.

is studying
studies

The correct answer is "is studying".



1.

Charles ______ the French course now.

  is failing
  fails
     
2.

Ann ______ a new language every year.

  studies
  is studying
     
3.

Please answer the telephone because it ______.

  rings
  is ringing
     
4.

Renée ______ to a new country once a year.

  travels
  is travelling
     
5.

Fabio ______ to Rome tomorrow.

  is travelling
  was travelling
     
Choose the correct form of the present continuous to complete the sentence.
     
6.

Shane and Alice ______ tennis until 4:00 this afternoon.

  am playing
  are playing
     
7.

John and Holly ______ in the race.

  is not running
  are not running
     
8.

I ______ to finish my work before the end of the month.

  am trying
  is trying
     
9.

Captain Jones ______ to the Queen Charlotte Islands on Wednesday.

  is sailing
  am sailing
     
10.

What ______ the children ______ on the beach?

  are / doing
  is / doing