present simple and present continuous

Grammar Rule


I play tennis every Sunday.                                                         العب كرة المضرب كل أحد 

I’m playing hockey now.                                                                              ألعب الهوكي الآن 

She eats fruit every day.                                                                              تأكل الفواكه يوميا 

She’s eating an apple now.                                                                          تأكل التفاح الان 


We use the present simple to talk about routines – what you do every day or every week. We use the present continuous to talk about things you are doing now. 

نستعمل المضارع البسيط للتحدث عن الأشياء التي نمارسها يوميا او اسبوعيا.  و يستعمل المضارع المستمر للتحدث عن الأشياء التي نفعلها في الوقت ذاته.

I watch cartoons every day.                                                                    اشاهد الرسوم المتحركة كل يوم

I’m watching a film now                                                                                         اشاهد الفلم الان  

Be careful!

For the present simple, add ‘s’ or ‘es’ for he/she/it. Make the negative with ‘don’t’ or ‘doesn’t’. For the present continuous, use the verb ‘to be’ and ‘-ing’. Add ‘not’ to make the negative.  

My dad makes dinner every evening. He doesn’t make lunch.

We are studying English now. We aren’t studying maths.

We say… We don’t say…

I wake up every morning at 7:00. (NOT I am waking up every morning at 7:00.)

She is talking on the phone now. (NOT She talks on the phone now.)

They aren’t reading a book now. (NOT They don’t reading a book now.)

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