Category Archives: The Simple Present Tense

The Simple Present Tense, The Present Continuous Tense, The Present Perfect Tense, The Present Perfect Continuous Tense: Review Exercise 2

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. My pet dog Bruno (sleep) … on the floor. He (sleep) … for an hour or so. He (sleep) … for 3 hours every day. I (have) … him for a year. 2.… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Some/Any & The Simple Present Tense: Mixed exercise

By | December 11, 2017

Instruction: The following is a story about Betty. Complete the sentences with some/any or the approppriate form of the verb in the brackets. Every Sunday morning Betty … (go) to the market. She (go) … there with … (some/any) of her brothers. She … (not, want) to go there alone. She often … (see) … (some/any) girls in… Read More »

The Simple Present Tense: Exercise 4

By | February 2, 2018

Instruction: Decide whether you should use do, does, is, am, or are. In some cases, you don’t need to use any of those words. Example: I … not a teacher. I am not a teacher. 1. Ani … not like the color of the room. 2. The boys … the best friends I’ve ever had. 3. … you… Read More »

The Simple Present Tense: Execise 3

By | December 22, 2017

Instruction: Arrange the words into a good sentence (affirmative or positive, negative, or interrogative). You can a word or words if necessary. Example: live / dormitory /you / in / a (?) Do you live in a dormitory? 1. English / at / university / he / the / teaches (+) 2. Indonesia / grow / paddy /… Read More »

The Simple Present Tense: Exercise 2

By | December 22, 2017

Instruction: Make each sentence into negative by using DO NOT or DOES NOT. Substitute the subject with a corresponding pronoun. Example: Andy visits his grandfather every month. a. Andy does not visit his grandfather every month. b. He does not visit his grandfather every month. c. He doesn’t visit his grandfather every month. 1. His father works for… Read More »