Simple Present Tense
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 s...
1. Habits

Always, usually, often,
frequently, every day, once a
week, twice a month, etc
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 ...
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...
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
W...
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.
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. r...
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

watch...
3)

Nouns ending in -y usually change
the ending to -ies:
They

He/She/It

e.g.

cry

cries

e.g.

fly

flies
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Simple present tense

  1. 1. Simple Present Tense
  2. 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. 3. 1. Habits Always, usually, often, frequently, every day, once a week, twice a month, etc
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 10. 3) Nouns ending in -y usually change the ending to -ies: They He/She/It e.g. cry cries e.g. fly flies
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