Present continuous and simple present

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  • simple present

     simple present
    We use the present simple tense when we want to talk about fixed habits or routines – things that don’t change.
  • Present continuous

    Present continuous
    We use the present continuous to talk about actions which are happening at the present moment, but will soon finish
  • my rotutine

    my rotutine
    I do my homework in the evenings
  • Tips on how to form negative sentences and questions

    Tips on how to form negative sentences and questions
    Negative sentences and questions are formed with the auxiliary verb 'do'.
  • example

    I do not watch TV every day
  • example

    I'm taking a shower because it's too late
  • Uses

    Present actions
    Temporary actions
    Longer actions in progress
    Future (personal) arrangements and plans
    Tendencies and trends
  • Present Actions

    Present Actions
    Most often, we use the Present Continuous tense to talk about actions happening at the moment of speaking.
    I'm eating pizza
  • Temporary Actions

    This tense is also used for activities continuing only for a limited period of time
    I'm riding a bike to get to school because the transport is broken.