Present Progressive Or Simple Present Quiz

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Present Progressive Or Simple Present Quiz - Quiz

How good is your English grammar? Can you pass this present progressive or simple present quiz? It's a quiz between present progressive or simple present sentences. In every question, you will see an incomplete sentence with a blank space. You have to choose the one between two options that fits correctly with the sentence. These two options are simple present and present progressive forms only. Let's see if you got it. Best of luck to you!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    John ________ at this moment.

    • A.

      Arrives

    • B.

      Is arriving

    Correct Answer
    B. Is arriving
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Is arriving" because the sentence is in the present tense and "is arriving" is the present continuous form of the verb "arrive." This form is used to describe an action that is happening at the moment of speaking or around the current time.

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  • 2. 

    Mary always ________ on time for meetings.

    • A.

      Arrives

    • B.

      Is arriving

    Correct Answer
    A. Arrives
    Explanation
    Mary always arrives on time for meetings. This indicates that she consistently reaches the designated location at the scheduled time for every meeting. The word "arrives" in the present tense confirms her punctuality and reliability.

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  • 3. 

    Barbara usually __________ dinner for her husband after work.

    • A.

      Is cooking

    • B.

      Cooks

    Correct Answer
    B. Cooks
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Cooks." The sentence is in the present tense and is describing Barbara's usual routine after work. The verb "cooks" agrees with the subject "Barbara" and indicates that she regularly prepares dinner for her husband.

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  • 4. 

    This week Barbara is away on business, so Tom __________ dinner for himself.

    • A.

      Is making

    • B.

      Makes

    Correct Answer
    A. Is making
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Is making" because the sentence is referring to an action that is happening in the present moment. The use of the present continuous tense "is making" indicates that Tom is currently in the process of preparing dinner for himself while Barbara is away.

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  • 5. 

    Mr. and Mrs. Parsons __________ to work together every day.

    • A.

      Are driving

    • B.

      Drive

    Correct Answer
    B. Drive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Drive". This is because the sentence is in present tense and the subject "Mr. and Mrs. Parsons" requires a verb in the present tense to match. "Are driving" is in the present continuous tense, which implies an ongoing action, but the sentence does not indicate that the action is currently happening. Therefore, the simple present tense "Drive" is the appropriate verb form to use.

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  • 6. 

    Today, Mr. and Mrs. Pott __________ to work separately because Mr. Parsons has to go to a meeting at another branch.

    • A.

      Are going

    • B.

      Go

    Correct Answer
    A. Are going
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Are going" because the sentence is referring to Mr. and Mrs. Pott as a plural subject and the action of going to work is happening in the present. Therefore, the present continuous tense "are going" is the appropriate verb form to use in this context.

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  • 7. 

    My parents normally __________ breakfast at 7:00 a.m.

    • A.

      Have

    • B.

      Are having

    Correct Answer
    A. Have
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Have". This is because the sentence is in the present simple tense, indicating a habitual action. "Have" is the correct form of the verb to use when talking about a regular occurrence, such as having breakfast at a specific time every day.

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  • 8. 

    At the moment, my siblings are on vacation, so they __________ breakfast much later.

    • A.

      Eat

    • B.

      Are eating

    Correct Answer
    B. Are eating
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Are eating" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening at the moment. Since the siblings are currently on vacation, it implies that they are currently eating breakfast later than usual.

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  • 9. 

    My husband and his colleague__________ golf right now.

    • A.

      Are playing

    • B.

      Play

    Correct Answer
    A. Are playing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Are playing" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action happening at the present moment. "Are playing" is the correct form of the verb "to play" in the present continuous tense when referring to multiple people.

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  • 10. 

    My friend and I __________ shopping whenever they are not too busy.

    • A.

      Are going

    • B.

      Go

    Correct Answer
    B. Go
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Go." In this sentence, the subject "My friend and I" is followed by the verb "go," which is the simple present tense. The phrase "whenever they are not too busy" indicates that the action of going shopping occurs at any time when they are not occupied. Therefore, the present simple tense "go" is the appropriate verb form to use in this context.

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