How and WHEN to use the present simple
and present continuous(progressive) tenses
Unlike French (and many other languages), English has a simple and continuous aspect to verb tenses. In this tutorial, we will look at the differences in usage of the simple and continuous aspects of the present tense.
What is the present simple?
When do we use it?
Here is an infographic summarising information about the present simple:
What is the present contnuous? When do we use it?
Here is another infographic summarising the present continuous, sometimes referred to as the present progressive:
exercise 1: PRESENT SIMPLE OR CONTINUOUS
exercise 2: CHOOSE THE CORRECT TENSE
Don’t forget to also practice with the exercises in the English Grammar In Use book!