Could you please help me with this question?

I ———— English at evening classes this year.

(A) learn (B) am learning (C) have learning (D) was learnt

Answer says B but I think answer should be option A.

Please help.

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    What's the source where you found this question? Depending on the context, either A or B can be correct. If your textbook says only B is correct, then it might not be very reliable.
    – Andrew
    Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 5:02

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The simple present tense is used to describe actions which happen regularly (for example, every day or every week.)

Example: I go to school every day. ('every day' is a habit.)

The present continuous tense is used to describe something which is going on right now (but it will stop in the future.)

Example: It is raining outside. (the rain is temporary, and will most likely stop soon.)

In your example, "I _______ English at evening classes this year." - 'this year' is a temporary state, therefore present continuous is used.

This page might be worth further reading.


I am learningEnglish at evening classes this year. Since there is the adjunct this year, it means an action happening in this period which requires the use of present continuous.

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