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This power point introduce sts to the use and structucture of this tense in an easy way

This power point introduce sts to the use and structucture of this tense in an easy way

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