Present Progressive Tense 1

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Present Progressive Tense 1 - Quiz

Fill in the blank with the present progressive tense for the verb in the sentence.
Present Progressive Tense: 'am/is/are' + verb + -ing


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Alicia ______ her friend to the party.        bring

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is bringing" because the sentence is in the present tense and Alicia is currently in the process of bringing her friend to the party.

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  • 2. 

    The food in the oven ______ .        burn

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is burning" because the phrase "in the oven" indicates that the action of burning is currently happening. The present continuous tense "is burning" is used to describe actions that are in progress at the moment of speaking.

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  • 3. 

    Lisa and Jill ______ Spanish class together.        take

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are taking" because the sentence is describing an action that is currently happening in the present. The use of the present continuous tense "are taking" indicates that Lisa and Jill are currently in the process of taking the Spanish class together.

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  • 4. 

    She ______ the groceries away.        put

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is putting" because the word "is" indicates that the action of putting the groceries away is currently happening in the present moment.

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  • 5. 

    The library ______ at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.         open

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is opening" because the sentence is referring to a future event, specifically the library opening at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. The present continuous tense "is opening" is used to describe planned or scheduled events in the future.

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  • 6. 

    I ______ John on the phone right now.        call

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am calling" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action happening at the moment of speaking. The verb "am calling" is the correct form of the verb "to call" in the present continuous tense when used with the pronoun "I".

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  • 7. 

    He ______ later tonight.        arrive

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is arriving" because the verb "arrive" is in the present continuous tense. This tense is used to describe an action that is happening at the present moment or in the near future. Therefore, "is arriving" indicates that the person will be arriving later tonight.

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  • 8. 

    Sam ______ to play the violin.        learn

    Explanation
    The sentence is in present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening at the moment of speaking. The verb "is learning" is the correct form to use in this context to show that Sam is currently in the process of learning to play the violin.

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  • 9. 

    The office ______ letters to all the students.        send

    Explanation
    The sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening at the present moment. The verb "is sending" agrees with the subject "The office" and indicates that the office is currently in the process of sending letters to all the students.

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  • 10. 

    We ______ at the cafe on Saturday.        meet

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are meeting" because the sentence is referring to a future event that will happen on Saturday at the cafe. The verb "are meeting" is in the present continuous tense, which is used to describe actions that are planned or scheduled to happen in the future.

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  • 11. 

    Eli ______ a paper about culture.        write

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is writing" because the sentence is in the present tense and "is writing" is the present continuous form of the verb "write." This form is used to describe an action that is happening at the moment of speaking or for actions that are currently in progress.

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  • 12. 

    The team ______ to California next month.        go

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "is going" because it matches the subject "The team" which is a third-person singular noun. In English grammar, when the subject is a singular noun or pronoun, the present continuous tense is formed by adding "is" or "am" before the base form of the verb. Therefore, "is going" is the correct form of the verb "go" to use in this sentence to indicate a future action.

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  • 13. 

    I ______ a book about nature.        read

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am reading" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, which is used to describe actions happening at the moment of speaking or actions that are currently in progress. In this case, the speaker is currently engaged in the activity of reading a book about nature.

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  • 14. 

    They ______ for the meal.        pay

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are paying" because the verb "are" indicates that the action of paying is happening in the present continuous tense. This suggests that the payment is currently taking place or is in progress.

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  • 15. 

    A lot of people ______ to Morocco.        travel

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are traveling" because the sentence is referring to a lot of people in the present tense. "Are traveling" is the present continuous form of the verb "travel," which is used to describe actions happening at the moment of speaking.

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  • 16. 

    I ______ iced tea right now.        drink

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am drinking" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, which is used to describe actions happening at the moment of speaking. In this case, the speaker is currently drinking iced tea.

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  • 17. 

    All of us ______ class on Monday.        start

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are starting" because the sentence is in the present tense and refers to a future event. When we use the present continuous tense, we indicate that an action will happen in the future. Therefore, "are starting" is the appropriate verb form to use in this context.

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  • 18. 

    Dr. Rodriguez ______ our biology class.        teach

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is teaching" because the sentence is in the present tense and the verb "teach" should be conjugated to match the third person singular subject "Dr. Rodriguez".

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  • 19. 

    They ______ that the store is closed.        say

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are saying". This is because the sentence is in the present continuous tense which is used to describe actions happening at the moment of speaking. In this case, the action of saying that the store is closed is happening currently.

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  • 20. 

    Mike and Carolyn ______ the table over there.        move

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are moving" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense. The verb "are" is used with the subject "Mike and Carolyn" to indicate that they are currently in the process of moving the table.

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