Simple And Present Continuous Tense Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    Mary (play) ___________________ tennis every day.

    • A.

      Play

    • B.

      Plays

    • C.

      Playing

    • D.

      Is play

    Correct Answer
    B. Plays
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "plays" because when using the present simple tense for the third person singular (he/she/it), we add an -s to the base form of the verb. Therefore, in this sentence, "Mary" is the third person singular subject, so the verb "play" needs to be conjugated as "plays" to match with the subject.

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  • 2. 

    Jill _____________ two dogs and a cat.

    • A.

      Have

    • B.

      Is having

    • C.

      Has

    • D.

      Haves

    Correct Answer
    C. Has
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has" because it is the correct form of the verb "to have" for the subject "Jill" and agrees with the plural noun "two dogs and a cat."

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  • 3. 

    The kids ____________________ their teeth every day.

    • A.

      Brushs

    • B.

      Brushes

    • C.

      Brush

    • D.

      Is brushing

    Correct Answer
    C. Brush
    Explanation
    The verb "brush" needs to agree with the subject "kids," which is plural. Therefore, the correct form is "brush."

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  • 4. 

    It  ____________________ in the winter time in Canada.

    • A.

      Snow

    • B.

      Is snow

    • C.

      Snows

    • D.

      Snowing

    Correct Answer
    C. Snows
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "snows" because the verb form "snows" is the correct present tense form for the subject "it" in this sentence. In the winter time in Canada, it snows, indicating that snowfall is a common occurrence during that season.

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  • 5. 

    Marco ______________ at the bank, but he ________________ his job.

    • A.

      Work - doesn't like

    • B.

      Works - doesn't like

    • C.

      Workes - doesn't likes

    • D.

      Works - don't like

    Correct Answer
    B. Works - doesn't like
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "works - doesn't like". This is because the verb "works" agrees with the subject "Marco" in the present tense, and "doesn't like" is the correct negative form of the verb "like" to match the subject "he".

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  • 6. 

    My sister can't talk to you now. She ___________________ a shower.

    • A.

      Takes

    • B.

      Taking

    • C.

      Is talk

    • D.

      Is taking

    Correct Answer
    D. Is taking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is taking" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening at the moment. 

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  • 7. 

    What are they doing?

    • A.

      They's swimming

    • B.

      They are swim

    • C.

      They're swimming

    • D.

      They swimming

    Correct Answer
    C. They're swimming
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They're swimming". This answer is correct because it uses the contraction "they're" which is the shortened form of "they are". Additionally, the verb "swimming" is in the present progressive tense, indicating an ongoing action.

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  • 8. 

    What is Mary doing? 

    • A.

      She sing

    • B.

      She's sings

    • C.

      She's singing

    • D.

      She singing

    Correct Answer
    C. She's singing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She's singing." This is because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, which is used to describe an action that is happening at the moment of speaking. The subject "Mary" is followed by the auxiliary verb "is" and the present participle form of the verb "sing" (singing).

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  • 9. 

    Which alternative is the negative form of the sentence: Mary is having dinner now.

    • A.

      Mary doesn't  having dinner

    • B.

      Mary isn't having dinner 

    • C.

      Mary not is having dinner

    • D.

      Mary not having dinner

    Correct Answer
    B. Mary isn't having dinner 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mary isn't having dinner." This is the negative form of the sentence "Mary is having dinner now." The contraction "isn't" combines the subject "Mary," the auxiliary verb "is," and the negation "not" to indicate that Mary is not currently having dinner.

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