Present Simple And Present Continuous Trivia

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1.

Tim ......... in a bank. 

Answer: Works
Explanation:
 The correct sentence is "Tim works in a bank." This is because the subject "Tim" requires the verb to be in the third-person singular form in the present simple tense. In English grammar, when talking about habitual actions or general truths, we use the present simple tense. For singular subjects like "Tim," the verb typically ends in "-s," which is why "works" is the correct form. The other options ("work," "is work," and "working") are incorrect because they do not properly match the subject-verb agreement rules for this context. Thus, "Tim works in a bank" is the grammatically correct sentence.
2.

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

Answer: Visit
Explanation:
 The correct sentence is "We usually visit our grandparents at the weekend." The subject "we" requires the verb in the base form without any additional endings because it is in the present simple tense, which is used for regular or habitual actions. "Visit" is the correct verb form here. The other options ("are visiting," "visiting," and "visits") are incorrect because they do not match the subject-verb agreement rules or the intended meaning of regular or habitual actions. Therefore, "We usually visit our grandparents at the weekend" is the grammatically correct sentence.
3.

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

Answer: Are visiting
Explanation:
 The correct sentence is "We are visiting our grandparents this weekend." This is because the sentence describes a planned future event, and the present continuous tense ("are visiting") is used to talk about fixed arrangements in the near future. The present continuous tense is formed using the verb "to be" (in this case, "are") followed by the base verb with an "-ing" ending. The other options ("visit," "visiting," and "visits") are incorrect because they do not properly convey the sense of a planned future event. Thus, "We are visiting our grandparents this weekend" is the grammatically correct sentence.
4.

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

Answer: Always comes
Explanation:
The correct sentence is "He always comes late and that's really annoying!" This is because the subject "He" requires the verb in the third-person singular form in the present simple tense. "Always" is an adverb of frequency that is typically placed before the main verb in a sentence. The correct verb form here is "comes," which matches the third-person singular subject. The other options ("is always come," "always come," and "coming") are incorrect because they do not follow the proper subject-verb agreement rules or sentence structure. Therefore, "He always comes late and that's really annoying!" is the grammatically correct sentence.
5.

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

Answer: Does, start
Explanation:
The correct sentence is "What time does the film start?" This is because we use "does" as the auxiliary verb in questions when the subject is third-person singular ("the film") in the present simple tense. "Start" is the base form of the verb used after the auxiliary "does." The other options ("is, starting," "do, start," and "does, starts") are incorrect because they do not follow the correct question structure or subject-verb agreement rules in the present simple tense. Therefore, "What time does the film start?" is the grammatically correct question.
6.

The bus .......... in ten minutes.

Answer: Leaves
Explanation:
 The correct sentence is "The bus leaves in ten minutes." This is because the subject "The bus" requires the verb to be in the third-person singular form in the present simple tense. The present simple tense is used to describe scheduled events in the near future, such as bus or train timetables. The other options ("Left," "leave," and "leaving") are incorrect because they do not match the subject-verb agreement rules or the context of describing a scheduled event. Therefore, "The bus leaves in ten minutes" is the grammatically correct sentence.
7.

I .......... what to do.

Answer: Don't know
Explanation:
 The correct sentence is "I don't know what to do." This is because the subject "I" requires the verb to be in the first-person singular form in the present simple tense. The present simple tense is used for stating facts or general truths. "Don't" is the contraction of "do not," which is used with "I" and other plural subjects. The other options ("am not knowing," "not know," and "doesn't know") are incorrect because they do not follow the proper subject-verb agreement rules or the correct usage of negation. Therefore, "I don't know what to do" is the grammatically correct sentence.
8.

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

Answer: Get
Explanation:
 The correct sentence is "I get up at seven o'clock every morning." This is because the subject "I" requires the verb to be in the first-person singular form in the present simple tense, which is used for habitual actions or routines. The other options ("am getting," "getting," and "gets") are incorrect because they do not follow the correct subject-verb agreement rules or the appropriate tense for expressing daily routines. Therefore, "I get up at seven o'clock every morning" is the grammatically correct sentence.
9.

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

Answer: Do, go
Explanation:
The correct sentence is "What time do you go to work in the mornings?" This is because we use "do" as the auxiliary verb for questions with the subject "you" in the present simple tense. "Go" is the base form of the verb that follows the auxiliary "do." The present simple tense is used for habitual actions or routines, making it appropriate for asking about a regular schedule. The other options ("are, going," "are, go," and "does, go") are incorrect because they do not follow the correct question structure or subject-verb agreement rules. Therefore, "What time do you go to work in the mornings?" is the grammatically correct question.
10.

The earth .......... around the sun.

Answer: Goes
Explanation:
The correct sentence is "The earth goes around the sun." This is because the subject "The earth" requires the verb to be in the third-person singular form in the present simple tense. The present simple tense is used for stating general truths or facts, such as scientific facts about the earth's movement. The other options ("go," "going," and "is going") are incorrect because they do not match the subject-verb agreement rules or the correct tense for expressing a universal truth. Therefore, "The earth goes around the sun" is the grammatically correct sentence.
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