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The choice between the Preset Simple and the Present Continuous

The choice between the Preset Simple and the Present Continuous

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  • 1. Present SimpleorContinuous
  • 2. present simple is used for:
  • 3. 1. things that are always true
  • 4. Oil floats on water.The Earth goes round the sun.
  • 5. 2. things that are true for a long time
  • 6. I live in Rome.She works for a big company.
  • 7. 3. habits
  • 8. He has coffee for breakfast.They go to the beach in July.
  • 9. adverbs of frequency are common withthe present simple for habits
  • 10. always usually oftenHe has coffee for breakfast. sometimes rarely never
  • 11. ‘present’ simpleis NOT a good name!
  • 12. it talks aboutgeneral, repeated or permanent time
  • 13. present continuous is used for:
  • 14. 1. actions in progress
  • 15. She’s crossing the road. The sun is shining.
  • 16. 2. actions happening around now
  • 17. I’m reading a good book.We’re studying pronunciation.
  • 18. verbs in the continuous are: a) temporary b) interruptible
  • 19. contrast between habit and current situation
  • 20. I usually wear a suit to workbut today I’m wearing jeans.
  • 21. He usually has tea for breakfast but today he’s having coffee.
  • 22. verbs of action and state
  • 23. verbs of action change things
  • 24. he was at home He goes to work. now he’s at work
  • 25. she didn’t have a drink She buys a drink.now she has a drink
  • 26. verbs of action can be used insimple and continuous tenses
  • 27. She has a shower every morning.She’s having a shower now.
  • 28. verbs of state describeunchanging situations
  • 29. He believes in God.She owns a Porsche. She loves hip-hop.
  • 30. common verbs of state:
  • 31. believe doubt knowrememberunderstand
  • 32. like lovedislike hateprefer want
  • 33. agreedenymeanneed own
  • 34. verbs of state aren’t used in the continuous
  • 35. I’m wanting an ice-cream.
  • 36. I’m wanting an ice-cream.
  • 37. I’m wanting an ice-cream. I want an ice-cream.
  • 38. some verbs have BOTHstate and action meanings !
  • 39. come
  • 40. He comes from Frascati.He’s coming from Frascati.
  • 41. come = origin He comes from Frascati.He’s coming from Frascati. come = travel
  • 42. have
  • 43. She has long hair.She’s having lunch.
  • 44. have = own / possessShe has long hair.She’s having lunch. have = consume
  • 45. think
  • 46. What do you think of the film?What are you thinking about?
  • 47. think = have opinionWhat do you think of the film?What are you thinking about? think = reflect
  • 48. particular verbs
  • 49. verbs of position
  • 50. stand (up) sit (down)kneel (down) lie (down)
  • 51. these verbs use the simple for the action of assuming a position…
  • 52. at the end, everybody stands up
  • 53. they always sit in the corner
  • 54. … and they use the continuous to indicate a position already assumed
  • 55. the men are standing at the bar
  • 56. she’s lying on the sofa
  • 57. wear
  • 58. ‘wear’ in the simple indicates a habit…
  • 59. I usually wear a suit to work...
  • 60. … and in the continuous itindicates what someone already has on their body at the time
  • 61. …but today I’m wearing jeans.

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