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English Department

Arecibo Campus

Assignment 2.1

Gabriel A. Pitre Luciano


ENGL 1010
4029ONL – Basic English I
Prof. Amelia M Quijano Rivera
Simple Present vs. Present Progressive Table

Assignment 2.1 (Points: 50)

Instructions:
1. Write each sentence in the following structures: affirmative, negative, yes/no question,
short answer, and informational question, in both the simple present and present
progressive tenses. Use the following table to review each grammatical structure.

Grammatical
Simple Present Present Progressive
Structures

(I) + am + verb-ing
(I, You, They, We) + verb
Affirmative (She, He, It) + verb-s
(You, They, We) + are + verb-ing
(She, He, It) + is + verb-ing

(I) + am not + verb-ing


(I, You, They, We) + do not + verb (You, They, We) + are not + verb-
Negative (She, He, It) + does not + verb ing
(She, He, It) + is not + verb-ing

Am + (I) + verb-ing?
Do + (I, You, They, We) + verb? Yes, I + am / No, I + am not
Yes/No Questions Yes, (I, You, They, We) + do Are + (You, They, We) + verb-ing?
No, (I, You, They, We) + do not Yes, (You, They, We) + are
and Short Answers Does + (She, He, It) + verb? No, (You, They, We) + are not
Yes, (She, He, It) + does Is + (She, He, It) + verb-ing?
No, (She, He, It) + does not Yes, (She, He, It) + is
No, (She, He, It) + is not

What What
Where Where
Informational When do + (I, You, They, We) + When am + (I) + verb-ing? is +
Who verb? Who (She, He, It) + verb-ing?
Questions does + (She, He, It) + are + (You, They, We) +
Why Why
(open-ended) verb? verb-ing?
1. Fill in the table with complete sentences. Change the sentences provided below according
to the grammatical structure and the tense of the verb requested. (1 pt. for each answer):

a. The dog (to bark) at the mailman.


b. Mary (to wait) for her coffee.
c. We (to wear) formal attire for the convention.
d. They (to drive) through the island.
e. The teacher (to discuss) this topic carefully.

Grammatical
Ex# Simple Present Present Progressive
Structures
1. Affirmative The dog barks at the The dog is barking at the
mailman mailman.
Negative The dog does not bark at The dog is not barking at the
the mail man mailman.
Yes/No Question Does the dog bark at the Is the dog barking at the
mailman? mailman?
Short Answer No, the dog does not. Yes, the dog is barking at the
mailman.
Open-ended Question Why does the dog bark at Why is the dog barking at the
the mailman? mailman?
2. Affirmative Mary waits for her coffee. Mary is waiting for her coffee.
Negative Mary does not wait for her Mary is not waiting for her
coffee. coffee.
Yes/No Question Does Mary wait for her Is Mary waiting for her coffee?
coffee?
Short Answer No, Mary does not wait. Yes, Mary is waiting for her
coffee.
Open-ended Question Why does Mary wait for her Why is Mary waiting for her
coffee? coffee?
3. Affirmative We wear formal attire for We are wearing formal attire for
the convention. the convention.
Negative We do not wear formal We are not wearing formal
attire for the convention. attire for the convention.
Yes/No Question Do we wear formal attire Are we wearing formal attire for
for the convention? the convention?
Short Answer Yes, we do. No, we are not.
Open-ended Question Why do we wear formal Why are we wearing formal
attire to the convention? attire to the convention?
4. Affirmative They drive through the They are driving through the
island. island.
Negative They do not drive through They are not driving through the
the island island
Yes/No Question Do they drive through the Are they driving through the
island? island?
Short Answer Yes, they do. No, they are not.
Open-ended Question Why do they drive through Why are they driving through
the island? the island?
5. Affirmative The teacher discuss this She is discussing this topic
topic carefully carefully
Negative She does not discuss this She is not discussing this topic
topic carefully. carefully.
Yes/No Question Does she discuss this topic Is she is discussing this topic
carefully? carefully?
Short Answer Yes, she does. Yes, she is.
Open-ended Question When does she discuss this Why is she discussing this topic
topic? carefully?