I am studying the English tenses and came across the following quiz:

Fill in the correct verb form: PRESENT SIMPLE or PRESENT PROGRESSIVE.

The delicious chocolate is ____ by a firm in Switzerland. (MAKE)

The correct answer was 'made'.

So far, I have never seen the second (or third?) form of the verb used in the present simple and present progressive. Is this a good solution, and is there some exception I haven't heard of? This doesn't made any sense.

The quiz is available at this link: https://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/present-simple-progressive6.htm

  • Second or third form?? make, made, made. Passive: is made, present tense.
    – Lambie
    Sep 12, 2023 at 15:23

1 Answer 1


This sentence is in the passive voice, where the simple present is is made and the present progressive is is being made.

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