Present simple Tense

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Present simple Tense

  1. 1. Grammar Study: Present Simple
  2. 2. <ul><li>To refer to habits or to things which happen repeatedly . </li></ul><ul><li>To refer to permanent situations . </li></ul><ul><li>To talk about general statements of truth . </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Affirmative . </li></ul>He / She / It plays . I / You / We / They play . <ul><li>Negative . </li></ul>He / She / It doesn´t play . I / You / We / They don´t play.
  4. 4. <ul><li>Interrogative: </li></ul>Does He / She / It play ? Do I / You / We / They play? <ul><li>Short forms : </li></ul>Does not = Doesn´t Do not = don´t
  5. 5. <ul><li>How to make he / she/ it forms: </li></ul>General rule It takes –s . Example: Play -> Play s .
  6. 6. With verbs ending in :o, s, x, sh or ch: It takes – es . Example: Teach-> Teach es Miss -> Miss es Go -> Go es
  7. 7. With verbs ending in vowel + y: It takes – s . Example: Play-> Play s .
  8. 8. With verbs ending in consonant + y: It changes –y into – I and takes – es . Example: Study -> Stud ies .
  9. 9. <ul><li>Note that: </li></ul>Adverbs of frequency like usually, sometimes , almost , never , etc, are used to express how often things happen. They come: <ul><li>Before the verb . For example: I usually go to school by bus. </li></ul><ul><li>After the verb To Be. For example: She is often with her friends at weekends. </li></ul>

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