Simple Present - Present Progressive/Continuous - contrasted

Simple Present - Summary
Present Progressive/Continuous - Summary
Exercises - Simple Present - Present Progressive/Continuous

1) Use

Simple Present Present Progressive/Continuous
repeated actions actions happening at the moment of speaking or around the moment of speaking
fixed arrangements, scheduled events (e.g. timetable) fixed plan in the near future
sequence of actions in the present (first - then, after that) temporary actions
instructions trends
things in general repeated actions which are irritating to the speaker (with always, constantly, forever)
after special verbs  

2) Signal words

Simple Present Present Progressive/Continuous
always, often, usually, sometimes, seldom, never, every day, every week, every year, on Mondays now, at the moment, Look!, Listen!

3) Form

Simple Present Present Progressive/Continuous
infinitive
3rd person singular (he, she, it) infinitive + -s
to be (am, are, is) + infinitive + -ing

4) Examples

Simple Present Present Progressive/Continuous
4-1 Affirmative sentences
I play football. I am playing football.
You play football. You are playing football.
He plays football. He is playing football.

Simple Present Present Progressive/Continuous
4-2 Negative sentences
I do not play football. I am not playing football.
You do not play football. You are not playing football.
He does not play football. He is not playing football.

Simple Present Present Progressive/Continuous
4-3 Questions
Do I play football? Am I playing football?
Do you play football? Are you playing football?
Does he play football? Is he playing football?

5) Spelling

Simple Present Present Progressive/Continuous
watches (-es after sibilant) sitting (double consonant after short vowel)
goes (-es after -o) writing (leave out one -e at the end)
hurries (-y to -ie after consonant) lying (change -ie to -y)
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