Identify Present Simple And Progressive Tense! Trivia Quiz

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Can you Identify Present Simple and Progressive Tense in sentences in the Trivia Quiz below? The quiz is a perfect way to see just how much you know about writing verbs in different forma to convey the intended message. If you think you can handle it, all you have to do is click the start button and see how high you score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Sally never  ............................................. (speak) to me.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "speaks" because the sentence is in the present tense and "speak" is the base form of the verb. The use of "never" indicates that Sally has not spoken to the speaker at any point in the past or present.

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  • 2. 

    She always ............................................. (go) to work by car.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "goes" because the sentence is in the present tense and the subject "she" requires the third-person singular form of the verb.

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  • 3. 

    I sometimes ............................................. (feel) sad.

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "feel." This is because the verb "feel" is used to describe the emotion of sadness in the sentence. The word "sometimes" indicates that the feeling of sadness occurs occasionally. Therefore, the correct form of the verb to use in this sentence is "feel."

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  • 4. 

    Listen! The baby ............................................. (sleep).

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is sleeping" because the sentence is in the present tense and refers to an ongoing action. The word "listen" suggests that the speaker wants the listener to pay attention to something happening in the present moment. Therefore, the correct verb form to use is "is sleeping," indicating that the baby is currently in a state of sleep.

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  • 5. 

    Look! Vanessa ............................................. (play) the piano.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is playing." This is because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, which is used to describe actions that are happening at the current moment. In this case, the action is Vanessa playing the piano.

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  • 6. 

    Ann and Pete often ............................................. (listen) to music together.

    Explanation
    Ann and Pete often listen to music together. This means that they frequently engage in the activity of listening to music as a pair.

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  • 7. 

    I ............................................. (cook) a dinner for my boyfriend now.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am cooking" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening at the moment of speaking. The verb "cook" is conjugated to match the first person singular pronoun "I" and the present continuous form "am" is used.

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  • 8. 

    The girls usually ............................................. (dance) in the disco.

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "dance" because it is the correct verb form that agrees with the subject "girls" and the adverb "usually." The sentence is talking about a habitual action, indicating that the girls regularly engage in dancing at the disco.

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  • 9. 

    Listen, a bird ............................................. (sing) in the disco.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is singing" because it matches the subject "a bird" with the present continuous tense form of the verb "sing." This form indicates that the bird is currently in the process of singing in the disco.

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  • 10. 

    Mother ............................................. (write) a letter to her penfriend every month.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "writes" because the sentence is in the present simple tense and the subject "Mother" is a singular third-person noun. In the present simple tense, when the subject is a singular third-person noun, we add "s" or "es" to the base form of the verb. Therefore, the correct form of the verb "write" is "writes" in this sentence.

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  • 11. 

    Now I ............................................. (read) a book about monsters.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am reading" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening at the moment of speaking. The subject "I" is performing the action of reading, so the correct verb form is "am reading."

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  • 12. 

    Every day Susan ............................................. (get up) at six o'clock.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "gets up". In this sentence, the subject "Susan" is performing the action of getting up. The verb "gets" is the correct form for the third person singular present tense. Therefore, "gets up" is the correct answer.

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  • 13. 

    At the moment George ............................................. (play) badminton.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is playing" because the sentence is describing an action that is happening at the moment. The present continuous tense is used to indicate actions that are currently in progress. In this case, George is currently engaged in the activity of playing badminton.

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  • 14. 

    Max and Richard ............................................. (climb) a tree at this moment.

    Explanation
    The sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action happening at the moment of speaking. "Max and Richard" is the subject, and "are climbing" is the verb phrase that matches the subject in the present continuous form. Therefore, the correct answer is "are climbing."

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