EXERCISES for CHAPTER 3.

THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS
A.
1. I _______________ the questions. (to answer)
2. You ________________ boots. (to wear)
3. We ______________ for work. (to look)
4. She ______________ her friend. (to call)
5. He _______________ a house. (to build)
6. They _______________ supper. (to cook)
7. We ______________ a story. (to tell)
8. You ______________ for the bus. (to wait)
9. I _______________ a book. (to read)
10. They _______________ berries. (to pick)
B.
1. She ________________ a letter. (to write)
2. They _________________ about it. (to worry)
3. He _________________ jam. (to make)
4. It _________________. (to die)
5. We _______________ to school. (to hurry)
6. She _________________ us to do it. (to dare)
7. You ________________ on the blanket. (to lie)
8. He _________________ the problem. (to solve)
9. I _________________ now. (to leave)
10. They _________________ to help us. (to try)
C.
1. I _______________ the grass. (to cut)
2. It _______________ downstream. (to float)
3. They _________________ the game. (to win)
4. We _________________ the present. (to wrap)
5. She _________________ lettuce. (to grow)
6. He _________________ for us. (to look)
7. I _________________ a sweater. (to knit)
8. They _________________ wood. (to saw)
9. She _________________ the windows. (to clean)
10. We _________________ the floor. (to scrub)
11. I ________________ the toaster. (to fix)
12. He _________________ his coffee. (to sip)
13. They __________________ the hedge. (to trim)
14. You _________________ the ducks. (to feed)
15. She _________________ her head. (to nod)

D. 15. 18. 6. 7. submit: He is _______________ his report tomorrow. shovel: I am ________________ the steps. confer: She is ________________ with her colleagues. prefer: We are _______________ our new school to the old one. . 2. dispel: They are _______________ our doubts. permit: We are not _____________ him to go. 13. squander: He is _______________ his money. limit: The store is _____________ the number of items on sale. 1. 8. display: She is ______________ her talents. open: I am _____________ the door. infer: They are ______________ that we do not want to come. 4. focus: He is ________________ the camera. 16. destroy: Hail is _______________ the crops. 10. propel: Jet engines are _______________ the plane. 5. listen: The children are ______________ to us. 9. repel: They are ________________ the attack. color: The child is ______________ the picture. 3. flower: The pansies are _______________ 19. sharpen: They are _______________ the pencils. 14. 12. 17. 11. 20. unravel: We are _____________ the wool.

are lying 8. am fixing 12. focusing 9. limiting 5. is calling 5. is growing 6. preferring 15. is writing 2. are wrapping 5.Answers to Exercise 1: 1. am answering 2. is nodding Answers to Exercise 4: 1. are waiting 9. are winning 4. listening . is building 6. is solving 9. are picking Answers to Exercise 2: 1. conferring 8. unraveling 17. is looking 7. opening 2. sharpening 7. are cooking 7. is daring 7. is sipping 13. are trying Answers to Exercise 3: 1. squandering 14. destroying 12. propelling 18. flowering 19. are hurrying 6. am cutting 2. are trimming 14. are scrubbing 11. coloring 16. submitting 4. displaying 3. repelling 10. am leaving 10. is dying 5. am reading 10. inferring 20. are looking 4. are sawing 9. dispelling 13. are worrying 3. are wearing 3. are feeding 15. is floating 3. is cleaning 10. is making 4. permitting 6. am knitting 8. are telling 8. shoveling 11.

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