Free exercise for non-continuous verbs

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Non Continuous verbs - basic exercises

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Question 1
My friend John ...(have).. two sisters.
A
is having
Hint:
have is is not possible in the continuous form with the sense of "possession"
B
has
Hint:
Correct. An alternative would be "has got"
C
have
Hint:
John is the 3rd person singular
D
are having
Hint:
are is not possible with third person singular
Question 2
Shop assistant: This dress is the latest fashion Mary: I ..... (not want).... to wear fashionable clothes for a funeral
A
am not wanting
Hint:
"want" is a non-continuous verb
B
not want
Hint:
we must use the auxiliary do or does to form the negative
C
doesn't want
Hint:
"I" is the 1st person singular, we must use "do"
D
don't want
Hint:
Correct! we use the present simple in this situation
Question 3
I ........... that she is making a mistake
A
felt
Hint:
the past of feel is not correct here because it refers to a present opinion
B
feeling
Hint:
this is not a complete verb form
C
am feeling
Hint:
feel in the sense of "opinion" is a non-continuous verb
D
feel
Hint:
Correct. Feel as an opinion in the present
Question 4
- Wine for everybody  ? - My mother .......... water.
A
is preferring
Hint:
Prefer is not possible in the Simple present here
B
prefers
Hint:
Correct. Prefer is a non-continuous verb in this situation
C
prefer
Hint:
My mother is 3rd person singular, the verb requires a "s"
D
are preferring
Question 5
- When do you usually meet the boss? - On Fridays, but this week I ....... him this afternoon
A
seeing
Hint:
verb form incomplete
B
do see
C
am seeing
Hint:
Correct. A continuous verb for a temporary situation
D
see
Hint:
The situation is not permanent, it is temporary
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