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Simple Present or Present Progressive Tense

It is difficult to learn to use the simple present tense and the present progressive tense. It helps to hear people using these tenses. When you hear people using the language, you learn it better. In this lesson, you can click to listen to people using the simple present tense and the present progressive tense.

Simple Present

We use the simple present tense to talk about our normal, everyday lives.

We can use adverbs such as usually and often with the simple present tense. These adverbs tell us how often something happens.