Simple Present Or Present Continuous Tense

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Are the sentences simple present tense or present continuous tense?


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  • 1. 

    He is the most handsome boy I ever saw!

    • A.

      Simple Present Tense

    • B.

      Present Continuous Tense

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Present Tense
    Explanation
    The given sentence "He is the most handsome boy I ever saw!" is in the Simple Present Tense. This tense is used to describe general truths, habits, or permanent situations. In this case, the speaker is expressing their opinion about the person's appearance, indicating that they believe he is the most handsome boy they have ever seen. The use of "is" in the sentence confirms the present tense.

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  • 2. 

    Jupiter is one of the Gas Giants.

    • A.

      Simple Present Tense

    • B.

      Present Continuous Tense

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Present Tense
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Simple Present Tense because the statement "Jupiter is one of the Gas Giants" is a general fact that is always true. The simple present tense is used to express general truths or facts.

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  • 3. 

    Year 3 is learning about Space this term.

    • A.

      Simple Present Tense

    • B.

      Present Continuous Tense

    Correct Answer
    B. Present Continuous Tense
    Explanation
    The present continuous tense is used to talk about actions that are happening at the present moment or around the present time. In the given context, it suggests that Year 3 is currently learning about Space. The present continuous tense is appropriate here as it indicates an ongoing action or activity.

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  • 4. 

    The astronauts are travelling to space.

    • A.

      Simple Present Tense

    • B.

      Present Continuous Tense

    Correct Answer
    B. Present Continuous Tense
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Present Continuous Tense" because the sentence is describing an action that is happening at the present moment. The use of the present continuous tense indicates that the astronauts are currently in the process of traveling to space.

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  • 5. 

    The waffle maker is in space!

    • A.

      Simple Present Tense

    • B.

      Present Continuous Tense

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Present Tense
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Simple Present Tense because the sentence "The waffle maker is in space!" is stating a fact or a general truth about the waffle maker's location. The Simple Present Tense is used to describe actions that are habitual, regular, or permanent. In this case, the waffle maker being in space is presented as a fact that is always true.

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  • 6. 

    Captain Earl is happy to be home.

    • A.

      Simple Present Tense

    • B.

      Present Continuous Tense

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Present Tense
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Simple Present Tense. This is because the sentence "Captain Earl is happy to be home" describes a general state of being for Captain Earl. The Simple Present Tense is used to talk about habitual actions or permanent situations, and in this case, Captain Earl's happiness at being home is likely a permanent situation rather than a temporary one.

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  • 7. 

    A comet is shooting across the night sky.

    • A.

      Simple Present Tense

    • B.

      Present Continuous Tense

    Correct Answer
    B. Present Continuous Tense
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Present Continuous Tense. This tense is used to describe an action that is happening at the moment of speaking. In this case, the comet is currently shooting across the night sky, indicating an ongoing action in the present.

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  • 8. 

    My neighbours are looking at the stars through a telescope.

    • A.

      Simple Present Tense

    • B.

      Present Continuous Tense

    Correct Answer
    B. Present Continuous Tense
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Present Continuous Tense. This is because the sentence describes an ongoing action that is happening at the present moment. The use of "are looking" indicates that the action is currently in progress.

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  • 9. 

    Our next Year 3 theme is Dinosaurs.

    • A.

      Simple Present Tense

    • B.

      Present Continuous Tense

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Present Tense
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Simple Present Tense" because the sentence "Our next Year 3 theme is Dinosaurs" is stating a fact or a general truth. The simple present tense is used to talk about habits, routines, general truths, or things that are always true. In this case, the speaker is stating that their next theme for Year 3 is Dinosaurs, which is a general truth or a planned event.

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  • 10. 

    I am working very hard to get my project done.

    • A.

      Simple Present Tense

    • B.

      Present Continuous Tense

    Correct Answer
    B. Present Continuous Tense
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Present Continuous Tense" because the sentence "I am working very hard to get my project done" indicates an ongoing action that is happening in the present moment. The use of the verb "am working" in the present continuous tense suggests that the speaker is currently engaged in the activity of working on their project.

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  • 11. 

    The alien is so tired he is asleep in his spacecraft.

    • A.

      Simple Present Tense

    • B.

      Present Continuous Tense

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Present Tense
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Simple Present Tense. This is because the sentence describes a habitual action or a general truth about the alien. The use of "is" suggests a state of being, indicating that the alien is always tired and falls asleep in his spacecraft. The Simple Present Tense is used to express facts, routines, or permanent situations.

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  • 12. 

    That spaceship is huge!

    • A.

      Simple Present Tense

    • B.

      Present Continuous Tense

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Present Tense
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Simple Present Tense. This is because the sentence "That spaceship is huge!" is in the present tense and describes a general truth or fact. The verb "is" is in the present tense, indicating that the size of the spaceship is a permanent characteristic. Present Continuous Tense would be used if the sentence described an action happening at the moment or a temporary situation.

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  • 13. 

    The aliens are stealing my underpants!

    • A.

      Simple Present Tense

    • B.

      Present Continuous Tense

    Correct Answer
    B. Present Continuous Tense
    Explanation
    The phrase "The aliens are stealing my underpants" is written in the Present Continuous Tense. This tense is used to describe an action that is happening at the moment of speaking or around the current time. In this case, the speaker is describing an ongoing action of the aliens stealing their underpants.

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  • 14. 

    We are shopping at Festival Walk right now.

    • A.

      Simple Present Tense

    • B.

      Present Continuous Tense

    Correct Answer
    B. Present Continuous Tense
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Present Continuous Tense. This is because the sentence "We are shopping at Festival Walk right now" indicates an action that is happening at the present moment. The present continuous tense is used to describe actions that are currently in progress.

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Dodiesa |English Head at CKY School |
Dodie Sarchet-Waller is the Head of the English Department at CKY School. He enjoys creating quizzes for learner.
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