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present simple or continuous



Ruwayda37
Egypt

present simple or continuous
 
Hello dear colleagues,
I need your help with numbers 2 , 5 & 7 in this grammar exercise:
Put the verbs in brackets into the present simple or the present continuous. Justify your answers.
Greetings from Corfu! This is a wonderful place. Mary and I 1) ...(have)... a wonderful time. We 2) ..(not/do)... much sightseeing. Every morning we 3) ...(swim)... in the sea , but today I 4) ..(relax) by the pool drinking tasty fruit juice while Mary  5) ..(windsurfing).. She 6) ...(enjoy) it a lot. We 7)...(spend).. most of our evenings out.  We often 8) ..(eat)... at restaurants or 9)..(go).. for a walk.
 
Thanks a lot!

9 Oct 2013      



yanogator
United States

2 and 5 are both talking about now, so they are both present continuous.
 
7 could be either, since it is somewhat long term, but present continuous is the better choice.
 
Greetings from Corfu! This is a wonderful place. Mary and I are having a wonderful time. We are not doing much sightseeing. Every morning we swim in the sea , but today I am relaxing by the pool drinking tasty fruit juice while Mary  is windsurfing. She enjoys it a lot. We are spending most of our evenings out.  We often eat at restaurants or go for a walk.
 
For #6, if Mary is new to windsurfing, so her enjoyment is just beginning, you could say "She is enjoying it a lot", and it would be correct. The context here isn īt clear, so either way is fine.
 
Bruce

9 Oct 2013     



Ruwayda37
Egypt

Many thanks!

9 Oct 2013