When to use the Present Continuous or the Simple Present?

Vladimir Alexander Lagos
Mind Map by Vladimir Alexander Lagos, updated more than 1 year ago
Vladimir Alexander Lagos
Created by Vladimir Alexander Lagos almost 4 years ago
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A small mental map to help choose when to use the simple present or the present continuous.

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When to use the Present Continuous or the Simple Present?
1 Simple Present Tense
1.1 To talk about routine events: "I drive to work everyday"
1.2 To talk about events involving the following four verbs: have, want, need, & like: "Edward needs a new suit for work."
2 Present Continuous Tense
2.1 To talk about events as they are happening: "I am watching the new Star Wars Movie.
2.2 To talk about events that will take place at a clearly defined future time: I am going to La Ceiba on Saturday
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