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Present simple vs Present continuous
USES SIMPLE PRESENT CONTINUOUS Daily routines or habits Actions in progress Ex: I study English every day. Ex: I am studying English now. Schedules or timetables Future plans Ex: The school finishes at 1: 25. Ex: I’m meeting my friends this afternoon. Permanent situations Temporary situations Ex: I work in a school. Ex: Mark is staying in a hotel these days. Facts Ex: Water boils at 100 degrees. Give opinion Ex: Mary loves reading books. Short actions Ex: Let me know when you receive this letter. Verbs of perception: look, smell, taste, sound Ex: That dress looks fantastic!
STRUCTURE describe a state that doesn’t change: (He looks like his father. ) -talk about routine activities, repeated actions or habits: (I often travel abroad on business. ) -some verbs are always used in the present simple (not with –ing): What do you mean? I remember her name.
TIME MAKERS / KEY WORDS SIMPLE PRESENT CONTINUOUS Adverbs of frequency: always, usually, often, sometimes, occasionally, rarely, never. Now, right now, nowadays, at the moment, at this time. Ex: Mary never eats seafood. Ex: I am studying English now. Expressions of frequency: every day, once a day, etc. This evening, this Monday, these days, tonight, today. Ex: I don’t study English every day. Ex: I’m meeting my friends this afternoon. Days of the week Look! Listen! Watch out! Ex: I have dancing classes on Saturdays. Ex: Watch out! A car is coming! Parts of the day: in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening, at night, at midday. Ex: My mother doesn’t work at night.