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Brief Review of the Present Tenses

By | January 12, 2015

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 | January 10, 2015

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 | December 26, 2014

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 1

By | December 8, 2014

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 | November 29, 2014

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 »