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Simple present tense

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  • 1. Simple Present Tense
  • 2. Uses 1. Habitual action e.g Every day I get up at 7:00a.m. Mary washes her clothes once a week. 2. General truth e.g The sun rises in the east . Dogs have four legs. 3. Order e.g. Switch on the fan, please. Take it away.
  • 3. 1. Habits Always, usually, often, frequently, every day, once a week, twice a month, etc
  • 4. Which of these is in present tense? Click the one that you think is in present tense. I went to Tai Po last Sunday. I do exercises every day. I amsinging I will go to see a doctor tomorrow
  • 5. There are three types of Verbs V e rb s V e rb to -b e ( is / a m /a r e ) to d o ( e . g . g o , w a lk , s w i m ) to h av e ( I h av e, sh e h as)
  • 6. The forms Singular Plural Questions Do Does Do Positive I/You smile He/She/It smiles We/You/They smile I/you he/she/it We/you/they Negative do not smile. does not smile. do not smile. Smile?
  • 7. Short Answers Yes No Yes No Yes No I/You he/she/it we/you/they do. don't. does doesn't do. don't.
  • 8. How can a verb be changed to third person singular? 1) Most verbs add -s: Theyr He/She/Itl e.g. listen listens e.g. ring rings
  • 9. 2) Verbs ending in -ss, -sh, -ch, and -x add -es: They He/She/It e.g. go goes e.g. wash washes e.g. watch watches
  • 10. 3) Nouns ending in -y usually change the ending to -ies: They He/She/It e.g. cry cries e.g. fly flies