Category Archives: The Present Continuous Tense

The Simple Present Tense, The Present Continuous Tense, The Present Perfect Tense, The Present Perfect Continuous Tense: Review Exercise 1

By | December 11, 2017

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the simple present tense, the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, or the present perfect continuous tense. 1. Ana has a lot of friends, and she likes to write to them. She (write) … two letters a week. Right now she (write) … a letter to a friend living in Jakarta.… Read More »

The Present Perfect Continuous Tense vs The Present Perfect Tense: Exercise 2

By | December 11, 2017

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the present perfect continuous tense or the present continuous tense 1. Andi (write) … a letter in his room right now. He (write) … for ten minutes. 2. Bagus and his friends (play) … soccer now. They (play) … since 8 o’clock this morning. 3. A: What (you, do) … Ben? B:… Read More »

Brief Review of the Present Tenses

By | December 11, 2017

We have talked about the simple present tense, the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, and the present perfect continuous tense. Let’s review the four tenses briefly by comparing these four sentences. Each sentence uses the same verb. Maria reads a novel in her spare time –> the simple present tense; it is Maria’s habit to read… Read More »

The Simple Present Tense, The Present Continuous Tense, The Present Perfect Tense: Mixed Exercise

By | December 11, 2017

Instruction: Complete each of the following sentences with the correct form of the verb in brackets. 1. A: You (see) … the man and the woman under the tree? B: Yes, I do. A: You (see) … them before? B: No. You? A: Yes, I (see) … them before. They (come) … here every weekend. Look, the man… Read More »

The Simple Present Tense vs The Present Continuous Tense: Mixed exercise

By | January 30, 2018

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the simple present tense (eat/eats) or the present continuous tense (is/am/are eating). 1. Right now I (be) … in the living room. I (read) … a novel. I often (read) … a novel in my spare time. 2. Herman (speak) … Indonesian. Indonesian is his mother tongue, but at the moment he… Read More »

The Present Continuous Tense: Exercise 2

By | February 2, 2018

Instruction: Answer each of the following questions, using the verb in the brackets. You can add an approppriate word.Remember that the verb + -ing means “sedang” in Bahasa Indonesia. Example: What is your sister doing? (sweep) She is sweeping the floor. 1. What are Mary and John doing? (sing) 2. What is Any’s father doing in the back… Read More »

The Present Continuous Tense: Exercise 1

By | December 24, 2017

Instruction: Put the following sentences into the present continuous tense.Make sure you put an appropriate time signal. Example: I study hard every day. I am studying hard tonight. 1. She watches TV every evening. 2. They water the plants every morning. 3. Mr. Hananto teaches English every day. 4. She often visits her grandmother once a month. 5.… Read More »

The Present Continuous Tense

By | February 2, 2018

The present continuous tense is also called the present progressive tense.  This tense is used to talk about: 1. things that are happening at the moment of speaking. This means something is happening exactly at the time when somebody is speaking about it. So, when you say,”My mother is frying a fish in the kitchen,” that means,the action… Read More »