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Simple Present Vs. Present Continuous Whats the difference?

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1 Simple Present Vs. Present Continuous Whats the difference?

2 Simple Present Used to show that an action is repeated Used to show that an action is repeated past presentfuture past presentfuture Ex. I walk to school. Ex. I walk to school. Ex. Jane likes to play soccer. Ex. Jane likes to play soccer. Ex. We want to play baseball. Ex. We want to play baseball. ***Remember*** Verb + s or es

3 Present Continuous Used to show that an action is happening now Used to show that an action is happening now past present future past present future Ex. I am walking to school. Ex. I am walking to school. Ex. They are swimming. Ex. They are swimming. Ex. I am eating ice-cream. Ex. I am eating ice-cream. ***Remember*** am/is/are + Verb + ing

4 What tense is it and why? She is running home. They are attacking the car. Rob and Ellen enjoy playing soccer. The school is closed. The office staff is eating lunch. I like skiing. The printer is broken. They are playing badminton.

5 Now you try! To the right are several action verbs. Try making a sentence in simple present and a sentence in present continuous! To the right are several action verbs. Try making a sentence in simple present and a sentence in present continuous! KickJumpRun SwimCatchThrow AttackSleepstudy

6 What is happening in the picture? Use both simple present and present continuous!

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