Elementary Level >> Grammar Worksheets >> This worksheet concentrates on those verbs that are "normally" only used in the simple form, not the continuous form. Here though, the verbs can be used in both simple and continuous forms but with different meaning.
Verbs Used Only In Present Simple
You need to fill the spaces here with verbs that are normally only used in the simple form, not the continuous. Here though, the verbs can be used in both simple and continuous forms but with different meaning.
What is the difference?
smell - have - be - think - depend
1. I __HAVE__ two dogs but my best friend, Sandra, __HAS__ five!
2. The dog __SMELLS__ terrible. Let's give him a bath.
3. I __THINK__ that racist people are very stupid.
4. I __AM THINKING__ about going out tonight because there is nothing on TV at all. What about the cinema?
5. John __IS HAVING__ a big party tonight. Let's go there!
6. Kate is in the garden. She __IS SMELLING__ your lovely roses.
7. I __AM DEPENDING__ on you to bring your CDs to the party this evening. Don't forget.
8. Your husband __IS BEING__ very silly. Look! He is dancing on the table.
9. I want to play tennis tomorrow but it __DEPENDS__ on the weather.
10. Your boss __IS__ very generous to give you a large pay rise like that.