Present Continuous Tense Questions: Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    I ____________________  a book.  (to read)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am reading" or "'m reading" because both options are the present continuous tense of the verb "to read." In this sentence, the subject "I" is currently in the process of reading a book, so the present continuous tense is used to indicate an action happening at the present moment. Both "am reading" and "'m reading" are grammatically correct forms of the present continuous tense for the subject "I."

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  • 2. 

    It ____________________.  (to rain)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is raining" or "'s raining" because both options indicate the present continuous tense, which is used to describe an action happening at the moment of speaking. In this case, the action is raining. Both "is raining" and "'s raining" are grammatically correct ways to express this.

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  • 3. 

    He ____________________   his bike.  (to repair)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is repairing" and "'s repairing". Both options are correct because they indicate the present continuous tense, which is used to describe an action that is happening at the moment of speaking. In this case, the person is currently repairing their bike. The contraction "'s" is a shortened form of "is" and can be used interchangeably in this context.

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  • 4. 

    _________________________ a film?  (they / to watch)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Are they watching." The question is asking about the action of watching a film, and the correct form of the verb "to watch" for the pronoun "they" is "watching."

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  • 5. 

    The cat ____________________  on the chair.  (to sleep)  

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is sleeping." This is because the verb "to sleep" is in the present continuous tense, which uses the auxiliary verb "is" before the main verb. Therefore, the correct form is "is sleeping." The option "'s sleeping" is incorrect as it is a contraction of "is" and "sleeping," which would result in "is's sleeping," which is grammatically incorrect.

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  • 6. 

    Jane and Emily ____________________  their homework.  (to do)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are doing" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, which is used to describe actions happening at the moment of speaking. In this case, Jane and Emily are currently in the process of doing their homework.

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  • 7. 

    Bill ____________________  at the bus stop.  (to wait)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is waiting" and "'s waiting" because both options are grammatically correct and convey the same meaning. "Is waiting" is in the present continuous tense, indicating that Bill is currently waiting at the bus stop. "'s waiting" is a contraction of "is waiting" and is also in the present continuous tense. Both options are interchangeable in this context.

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  • 8. 

    We ____________________   to the radio.  (to listen)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are listening,'re listening". This is because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action happening at the moment of speaking. The verb "to listen" is conjugated with the auxiliary verb "are" for the subject "we" and with the contraction "'re" for the subject "you".

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  • 9. 

    The children ____________________  a game.  (to play)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are playing" because the question is asking about what the children are currently doing. The phrase "are playing" is the present continuous tense form of the verb "to play," indicating an action that is happening at the moment of speaking.

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  • 10. 

    Laura ___________________  the dog.  (not to walk)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is not walking," "isn't walking," and "'s not walking." These three options all convey the same meaning, which is the negative form of the verb "to walk" in the present continuous tense. They indicate that Laura is currently not walking the dog.

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  • 11. 

    Alexander  ____________________ a film. (to watch)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is watching" because it is the correct verb form to use with the subject "Alexander" in the present continuous tense. "Alexander is watching a film" means that he is currently in the process of watching a film. The option "'s watching" is incorrect because it is a contraction of "is watching" and "watching" is already in the correct form.

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  • 12. 

    We  ____________________ a computer game. (to play)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are playing" and "'re playing". These options are both correct because they both indicate the present continuous tense, which is used to describe actions that are happening at the present moment. In this case, the action of playing a computer game is currently happening. "Are playing" is the full form of the present continuous tense, while "'re playing" is the contracted form.

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  • 13. 

    The dog  ____________________ at the cat. (to bark)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is barking,'s barking". In this sentence, the verb "to bark" is referring to the action of the dog. Since the sentence is in the present tense, the correct form of the verb to use is "is barking". The use of "'s" is a contraction of "is" and indicates that the action is happening in the present. Therefore, both "is barking" and "'s barking" are grammatically correct ways to complete the sentence.

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  • 14. 

    Peter  ____________________ his rabbits. (to feed)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is feeding" and "'s feeding". Both of these options are grammatically correct and can be used interchangeably to express the present continuous tense. In this context, Peter is currently engaged in the act of feeding his rabbits. The use of "is feeding" indicates an ongoing action, while "'s feeding" is a contraction of "is feeding" and serves the same purpose.

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  • 15. 

    Phillip and Johnny  ___________________ a song. (not to sing)

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "are not singing" and "aren't singing" because the sentence is in the present progressive tense and the negative form of the verb "to sing" is being used. In the present progressive tense, the verb "to be" is followed by the present participle form of the verb, which in this case is "singing." To make it negative, "not" is added before the present participle form of the verb. Additionally, "aren't" is a contraction of "are not" and can be used interchangeably in this context.

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  • 16. 

    Mary  ____________________ her hair. (to wash)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is washing" because the sentence is in the present tense and "is washing" is the correct form of the verb "to wash" for the subject "Mary." "Mary is washing her hair" indicates that she is currently in the process of washing her hair. The answer "'s washing" is grammatically incorrect and does not match the subject-verb agreement.

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  • 17. 

    I  ____________________ to Doris. (to talk)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am talking,'m talking". The sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening at the moment of speaking. The subject "I" is followed by the auxiliary verb "am" or the contraction "'m" and the verb "talking". Both options are correct and interchangeable in this context.

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  • 18. 

    Peggy  ____________________ a picture. (to draw)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is drawing". In this sentence, the action of drawing is happening at the present moment, so the present continuous tense "is drawing" is used. The other option, "'s drawing", is incorrect because it is a contraction of "is" and "drawing" which would result in "is's drawing" which is grammatically incorrect.

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  • 19. 

    Henry and his sister  ____________________ their mother. (to help)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are helping". In this sentence, the subject "Henry and his sister" is plural, so the verb "are" is used instead of "is". The verb "helping" is in the present progressive tense, indicating an action that is happening at the present moment. Therefore, the correct sentence is "Henry and his sister are helping their mother."

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  • 20. 

    _________________________ the poem by heart? (you / to learn)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Are you learning." This is the correct answer because the question is asking if the person is currently in the process of learning the poem by heart. The phrase "Are you learning" is a present continuous form of the verb "to learn," which accurately reflects the ongoing action of learning.

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