Present Simple And Present Continuous Quiz

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Do you understand the difference between present simple tense and present continuous tense? If one is stating an action that is happening but will soon come to an end they use present simple and when the action will end one uses present continuous tense. Did you understand the principles? Take up the quiz below and know for sure. If you like the quiz, do share it with friends and see who scores more.


Present Simple and Present Continuous Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    Tim ......... in a bank. 

    • A.

      Work

    • B.

      Works

    • C.

      Is work

    • D.

      Working

    Correct Answer
    B. Works
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "works" because the sentence is in the present tense and the subject "Tim" is a singular third-person pronoun. In the present tense, when the subject is a singular third-person pronoun, we use the base form of the verb with an "-s" ending. Therefore, "works" is the correct form of the verb to agree with the subject "Tim" in this sentence.

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  • 2. 

    We usually .......... our grandparents at the weekend.

    • A.

      Visit

    • B.

      Are visiting

    • C.

      Visiting

    • D.

      Visits

    Correct Answer
    A. Visit
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "visit" because the sentence is in present tense and the subject "we" is plural, so the verb should also be in plural form. Therefore, "visit" is the correct form of the verb to use in this sentence.

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  • 3. 

    We .......... our grandparents this weekend. 

    • A.

      Visit

    • B.

      Are visiting

    • C.

      Visiting

    • D.

      Visits

    Correct Answer
    B. Are visiting
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are visiting" because the sentence is referring to an action that will take place in the future. The use of the present continuous tense "are visiting" indicates that the action is planned and will happen during the upcoming weekend.

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  • 4. 

    He .......... late and that's really annoying!

    • A.

      Is always come

    • B.

      Always comes

    • C.

      Always come

    • D.

      Coming

    Correct Answer
    B. Always comes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "always comes." "Always comes" is the appropriate choice in this sentence because it indicates a recurring action or habit in the present.

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  • 5. 

    What time .......... the film ..........?

    • A.

      Is, starting

    • B.

      Do, start

    • C.

      Does, starts

    • D.

      Does, start

    Correct Answer
    D. Does, start
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the time at which the film starts. In English, when asking about the time, we use the auxiliary verb "do" in the present tense for the subject "the film" and "start" as the main verb. Therefore, the correct answer is "does, start".

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  • 6. 

    The bus .......... in ten minutes.

    • A.

      Leaves

    • B.

      Left

    • C.

      Leave

    • D.

      Leaving

    Correct Answer
    A. Leaves
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "leaves" because it is the present tense form of the verb "leave" that agrees with the subject "bus." In this sentence, "leaves" indicates that the action of the bus leaving will happen in the future, specifically in ten minutes.

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  • 7. 

    I .......... what to do.

    • A.

      Am not knowing

    • B.

      Not know

    • C.

      Doesn't know

    • D.

      Don't know

    Correct Answer
    D. Don't know
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "don't know". In this sentence, the subject "I" is followed by the base form of the verb "know". The phrase "don't know" is the correct form to use in the present tense for the first person singular pronoun "I". The other options "am not knowing", "not know", and "doesn't know" are grammatically incorrect in this sentence.

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  • 8. 

    I .......... up at seven o'clock every morning.

    • A.

      Get

    • B.

      Am getting

    • C.

      Getting

    • D.

      Gets

    Correct Answer
    A. Get
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "get" because it is the base form of the verb and is used to describe a habitual action in the present tense.

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  • 9. 

    What time .......... you .......... to work in the mornings?

    • A.

      Are, going

    • B.

      Are, go

    • C.

      Does, go

    • D.

      Do, go

    Correct Answer
    D. Do, go
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the time at which the person goes to work in the mornings. The correct answer is "do, go" because it follows the correct subject-verb agreement. "Do" is the correct form of the verb for the subject "you" in the question, and "go" is the correct verb to indicate the action of going to work.

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  • 10. 

    The earth .......... around the sun.

    • A.

      Go

    • B.

      Going

    • C.

      Is going

    • D.

      Goes

    Correct Answer
    D. Goes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "goes" because it is the correct form of the verb "go" in the third person singular form. In this sentence, "the earth" is the subject and it is singular, so the verb should also be in the singular form. Therefore, "goes" is the correct choice.

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Elizabeth Paskert |MEd |
K-12 English Expert
"Elizabeth is a creative and outgoing individual with excellent organizational skills and a strong proficiency in computer applications such as Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Internet usage. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching from Bowling Green State University in 2007-2012, followed by a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the same university in 2012-2014.
She is a goal-oriented teacher who excels in working with both adults and children. Elizabeth's enthusiasm for gaining academic training and work experience is directed towards a career in Early Childhood Education."

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