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How to Write in Present Tense

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Which of the following verb tenses describe things happening currently?

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1. Which of the following sentences is written in simple present tense?

2. Which of the following sentences is NOT using the correct simple present tense?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet is made of questions focusing on the formation of present tense. You'll find questions on related verb tenses and grammar rules.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet contains questions involving:

  • Verb tenses that describe things happening presently
  • Simple present tense
  • Present participle
  • Present perfect and progressive tenses

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding to match tenses with correlating sentences
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure you can differentiate between the tenses discussed in the lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which verb tense describes things happening currently

Additional Learning

To learn more about this tense, you can review the corresponding lesson, How to Write in Present Tense. This lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Define participle
  • Know what helping verbs are
  • Familiarize yourself with the three forms of present tense
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