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Verb tense comparison
Simple Present – Present Progressive

Both these tenses are used to express the present. However, we mostly use the simple present for actions that take place regularly and repeatedly, and the present progressive for actions that are taking place at the moment of speaking.
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He usually wears a hat, but he is not wearing a hat now.
Simple Past – Past Progressive
 
Simple past is the narrative past form. We mostly use it for events that took place one after the other. Past progressive emphasises the progression of an action in the past.
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I was doing my homework when my friends came to see me.
VERB TENSES
Tense
Signal words
Use
Examples
 
Simple Present
 
 
always, sometimes,
usually,
often,
every day
 
 
 
1. habits
2. general truths
 
3. repeated actions or 
    events
4. fixed arrangements 
    (present or future)
 
1. He smokes.
2. Water freezes at 
    zero degrees.
3. We go to Tsaghkadzor 
     every winter.
4. Your exams start at
     \(09.00\).
  
Simple Past
 
yesterday,
last week,
(\(2\) days) ago
 
a completed action in the past (no connection to the present)
We saw a good film last week.
 
Simple Future
tomorrow, soon,
next year
promises and
predictions
I'll open the window.
I think he will help me.
Present Progressive(Continuous)
 
 
 
now
just now
right now
at the moment
Listen!
Look!
 
1. an action happening at
    the moment of speaking
2. an action going on at a  
    certain period of time
 
 
 
Look, they are playing football.
He’s studying a new language at the moment.
 
 
 
Past Progressive(Continuous)
all day long yesterday,
at this time yesterday,
at \(6\)
an action going on at a certain period of time in the past
I was riding my bike all day long yesterday.
I was watching TV at \(6\) o’clock yesterday.
I was eating breakfast at \(7:00.\)