Non-continuous verbs – free grammar exercise.
Non Continuous verbs - basic exercises
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My friend John ...(have).. two sisters.
Correct. An alternative would be "has got"
John is the 3rd person singular
are is not possible with third person singular
have is is not possible in the continuous form with the sense of "possession"
Shop assistant: This dress is the latest fashion Mary: I ..... (not want).... to wear fashionable clothes for a funeral
"I" is the 1st person singular, we must use "do"
Correct! we use the present simple in this situation
we must use the auxiliary do or does to form the negative
am not wanting
"want" is a non-continuous verb
I ........... that she is making a mistake
this is not a complete verb form
feel in the sense of "opinion" is a non-continuous verb
the past of feel is not correct here because it refers to a present opinion
Correct. Feel as an opinion in the present
- Wine for everybody ? - My mother .......... water.
My mother is 3rd person singular, the verb requires a "s"
Prefer is not possible in the Simple present here
Correct. Prefer is a non-continuous verb in this situation
- When do you usually meet the boss? - On Fridays, but this week I ....... him this afternoon
verb form incomplete
The situation is not permanent, it is temporary
Correct. A continuous verb for a temporary situation
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