12 November 2014 by Diane
Present simple – used to talk about things in general or routines
Ex. I speak English.
Tom plays tennis every Saturday.
Present continuous – used to talk about something happening AT THE MOMENT
Ex. The water is boiling. Can you turn it off?
Listen to those people. What language are they speaking?
What are you doing?
Stative Verbs - Some verbs are used only in simple tenses. For example, we don’t say, “I am knowing…” Instead, we say “I know…”
Here is a list of stative verbs, or verbs that are not usually used in the continuous form:
want like belong know suppose remember
need love see realize mean forget
prefer hate hear believe understand seem
smell taste see feel have (meaning “possess”)
Ex. Do you like Spain?
He doesn’t understand the problem.
That car belongs to him.
Do you have a car?