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Practice the Present Simple Tense | Advanced

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Instructions

Based on this lesson, use the clues in each item and write sentences in the space provided. Also use correct punctuation and capitalization; otherwise, you will be practicing incorrect writing.

When you are finished, click “Answer.”

Note. Your answers will not be submitted. When you leave this page, they will be deleted.

1. The meeting / start / in 30 minutes.

Your sentence:

The meeting starts in 30 minutes.

Note. Make sure to capitalize the first word of each of the sentences.

2. My elderly parents / not / go out / very often

Your sentence:

My elderly parents do not go out very often. (formal/writing)

My elderly parents don’t go out very often. (informal)

Note. In formal and academic writing, you should avoid using contractions.

3. I / see / what / you / trying to do

Your sentence:

I see what you are trying to do. (formal/writing)

I see what you’re trying to do. (informal)

Note. Make sure to use the correct punctuation in all your sentences; otherwise, you will be practicing writing incorrectly.

4. Most people / understand / not / very well / how / foreign policy / work

Your sentence:

Most people do not understand very well how foreign policy works. (formal/writing)

Most people don’t understand very well how foreign policy works. (informal)

5. why / you / believe / that happened / ?

Your sentence:

Why do you believe that happened?

Note. Are you checking your use of capitalization and punctuation, too? You do not want to practice writing incorrectly.

6. you / know / how many / chapters / the novel / have / ?

Your sentence:

Do you know how many chapters the novel has?

7. Who / you / predict / will win the next elections / ?

Your sentence:

Who do you predict will win the next elections?

8. This textbook / contain / no / exercises

Your sentence:

This textbook contains no exercises.

9. This product / promise / be / extremely convenient

Your sentence:

This product promises to be extremely convenient.

10. I / not / understand / what / you / try / say

Your sentence:

I do not understand what you are trying to say. (formal/writing)

I don’t understand what you’re trying to say. (informal)

11. you / know / when / the movie / start / ?

Do you know when the movie starts?

Note. “Do you know” is the question part of this sentence, not “when the movie starts.” These are called embedded questions. If you are having difficulties with items like this, watch this video.

12. a college essay / typically / consist / five paragraphs

A college essay typically consists of five paragraphs.

Note. Watch the preposition “of” that you need with this verb.

13. some companies / give / their employees / bonuses / every Christmas

Some companies give their employees bonuses every Christmas.

Some companies give bonuses to their employees every Christmas.

14. this company / make / toys / ?

Does this company make toys?

15. you / know / if / Snap Language / produce / videos / for college students?

Do you know if Snap Language produces videos for college students?

This was subtle self promotion, wasn’t it?