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'He speaks' vs. 'He is speaking'



 
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'He speaks' vs. 'He is speaking' #1 (permalink) Tue May 09, 2006 18:36 pm   'He speaks' vs. 'He is speaking'
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #13 "Grammar Questions", question 6

Which of these tenses is Present Simple? It is ..........

(a) He spoke
(b) He is speaking
(c) He speaks
(d) He will speak

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #13 "Grammar Questions", answer 6

Which of these tenses is Present Simple? It is He speaks.

Correct answer: (c) He speaks
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He is speaking, Why not?

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'He speaks' vs. 'He is speaking' #2 (permalink) Tue May 09, 2006 20:08 pm   'He speaks' vs. 'He is speaking'
 

Hi,subasingha."He is speaking" is present continuous form and implies an action in progress.
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'He speaks' vs. 'He is speaking' #3 (permalink) Wed May 10, 2006 6:32 am   'He speaks' vs. 'He is speaking'
 

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You might like to look at a VERB TENSE CHART, subasingha.
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Tenses #4 (permalink) Wed May 10, 2006 8:50 am   Tenses
 

Hi subasingha,

You could also have a look at some material I've written for the site on tenses. You'll find it under the heading esl lessons in the first two items in the index: Present Simple, Progressive forms.

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