ESL Grammar Exercises

Introduction to Present Continuous Tense

 
In this ESL grammar exercise, students practice adding "-ing" to several verbs.

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Present Continuous Tense (3)

 

When you add –ing to a verb, you have to be careful!

 

*If the verb ends in a short vowel and a consonant (hit, run, set, get), you have to double the last consonant, then add –ing.

· Wrong: hiting (x)

· Right hitting

 

*If the verb ends in consonant+e (share, make, write), then you don’t write the e when you add –ing.

· Wrong: makeing (x)

· Right: making

 

 

Add –ing to the verbs below:

 

 

make__________

hit__________

play__________

share__________

dream__________

win­__________

fit__________

bake__________

give__________

say__________

put__________

rain__________

do__________

cook­__________

practice__________

watch__________

smile__________

listen__________

look__________

swim__________

wish__________

sell__________

sit__________

bet__________

 

 

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