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The present-simple-tense

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  • 1. THE PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE (Affirmative) She speaks English.
  • 2. THE PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE AFFIRMATIVE: WORK I YOU SPEAK SHE HE IT SPEAKS WE YOU THEY SPEAK
  • 3. 3rd person singular - spelling 1. In general, the third person singular is formed by adding an s to the base verb. speak He speaks 2. Verbs ending in ss,x,ch,sh,o add “es” to the third person singular. dress She dresses fix He fixes watch She watches T.V. wash She washes go It goes ! 3. Verbs ending in consonant + y, changes the y to i and add “es” Consonant + y  i + es: cry – cries, fly – flies, terrify - terrifies
  • 4. What’s the 3rd person singular? 1. push 2. sneeze 3. glorify 4. annoy 5 . kiss 6. deny 7. marry  pushes  sneezes  glorifies  annoys  kisses  denies  marries
  • 5. THE PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE (Interrogative) DODOESES HEHE WORKWORK AS A DOCTOR? YES, HE DOES.
  • 6. THE PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE INTERROGATIVE: WORK DO I YOU WORK? DOES SHE HE IT WORK? DO WE YOU THEY WORK?
  • 7. THE PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE (Negative) HE DOESN’T WORK AS A DOCTOR, HE WORKS AS A TAXI DRIVER.
  • 8. THE PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE NEGATIVE: WORK I YOU DO NOT DON’T WORK SHE HE IT DOES NOT DOESN’T WORK WE YOU THEY DO NOT DON’T WORK
  • 9. The Present Simple Tense is used to describe: 1. Facts which are always true / general truths. e.g. : facts in science and geographical descriptions. Water freezes at 0 degrees. 0º
  • 10. The Present Simple Tense is used to describe: 2. Actions that happen regularly (Habitual actions). A frequency adverb is often used. They usually take a walk with their son
  • 11. The Present Simple Tense is used to describe: 3. Opinions, likes and feelings. She likes making snowmen.
  • 12. THE PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE TIME EXPRESSIONS: FREQUENCY ADVERBS: ALWAYS, OFTEN, GENERALLY, USUALLY, NORMALLY, SOMETIMES, NEVER. HE NORMALLY COOKS PASTA. (they come before the main verb, except the verb to be) OTHER TIME EXPRESSIONS: EVERY DAY, EVERY MONTH, EVERY YEAR, ON SUNDAYS, AT THE WEEKENDS ETC. MUSICIANS SOMETIMES WORK ON SUNDAYS.

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