Basic Grammar Test

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Present simple, Present continuous, -ing forms
[Answers to the exercises are on the back of this sheet]
Section A: Present simple/present continuous
Why is the sentence below grammatically incorrect?
I studying UKH.

Section B: Present simple tense
We use this tense to:
1. Talk about a fact.
2. Talk about something that usually happens – habit/routine. 3. Referencing – reporting verbs.

Make the sentence below into the negative and question forms:
The library opens at 8am.

Section C: Present continuous tense
We use this tense to:
1. Talk about something that is happening now.
2. Talk about future plans.

Make the sentence below into the negative and question forms: Teachers are providing support classes this semester.

Section D:When to use a verb ending in –ing
We use verbs ending in –ing for the following reasons:
* as part of present continuous.
* as the gerund (noun for activity eg cooking, swimming). * present participle (eg including…/excluding, providing that…, supposing that…). * adjectives

Which of these sentences are correct?
1. Studying is hard work.
2. The library has some interesting books.
3. I am interesting in science.
4. Smoking causes many diseases.
5. Using the internet is a useful means of finding information, providing that you are checking the sources are reliable. Write a short paragraph (70-80 words) on the title below. You should use present simple, present continuous tenses, gerunds, and –ing adjectives:

Learning in the classroom is more effective than studying online. Discuss.
Write a short paragraph (70-80 words) on the title below. You should use present simple, present continuous tenses, gerunds, and –ing adjectives:
Learning in the classroom is more effective than studying online. Discuss.
ANSWERS TO EXERCISES
Section A: Present simple/present continuous
* The present participle ‘studying’ cannot...
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