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PRESENT TENSES 1. Present simple 2. Present continuous 3. Present Perfect By Patricia López
1. PRESENT SIMPLE <ul><li>  I  travel   WE  travel </li></ul><ul><li>YOU  travel  YOU  travel </li></ul><ul><li>HE/SHE/IT ...
<ul><li>In the negative form we use DON’T /DOESN’T </li></ul><ul><li>-E.g.  I don’t travel very often </li></ul><ul><li>He...
<ul><li>USE </li></ul><ul><li>General actions, events and states </li></ul><ul><li>-E.g.  I have lunch with Peter every Sa...
2. PRESENT CONTINUOUS <ul><li>Present simple of BE + -ing </li></ul><ul><li>Affirmative:  He ’s  talking  on the phone  </...
<ul><li>USE  </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary events and actions </li></ul><ul><li>- E.g. I’m reading a mystery novel. </li></u...
3. PRESENT PERFECT <ul><li>Present simple of  HAVE + Past Participle </li></ul><ul><li>Affirmative :  I  have bought  a ne...
<ul><li>USE  </li></ul><ul><li>Unfinished periods of time, experiences (up to now) </li></ul><ul><li>-E.g. I’ve had too mu...
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  1. 1. PRESENT TENSES 1. Present simple 2. Present continuous 3. Present Perfect By Patricia López
  2. 2. 1. PRESENT SIMPLE <ul><li> I travel WE travel </li></ul><ul><li>YOU travel YOU travel </li></ul><ul><li>HE/SHE/IT travels THEY travel </li></ul><ul><li>Verbs ending in ch / s / sh / z / x add –es </li></ul><ul><li>-E.g. Watch-es Kiss-es Wish-es </li></ul><ul><li>Verbs ending in Cons+y remove –y and add –ies </li></ul><ul><li>- E.g Worry - Worries </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>In the negative form we use DON’T /DOESN’T </li></ul><ul><li>-E.g. I don’t travel very often </li></ul><ul><li>He doesn’t travel very often </li></ul><ul><li>In the interrogative form we use DO / DOES </li></ul><ul><li>-E.g. Does she travel alone? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they travel with their children? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>USE </li></ul><ul><li>General actions, events and states </li></ul><ul><li>-E.g. I have lunch with Peter every Saturday </li></ul><ul><li>Ice melts at 0° </li></ul><ul><li>I believe in you </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2. PRESENT CONTINUOUS <ul><li>Present simple of BE + -ing </li></ul><ul><li>Affirmative: He ’s talking on the phone </li></ul><ul><li>Negative: They’ re not coming with us </li></ul><ul><li>Interrogative: Is she still sleeping ? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>USE </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary events and actions </li></ul><ul><li>- E.g. I’m reading a mystery novel. </li></ul><ul><li>To stress the repetitiveness of an action </li></ul><ul><li>- E.g. She’s always crying! </li></ul><ul><li>Arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>- They’re having a barbeque on Sunday. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 3. PRESENT PERFECT <ul><li>Present simple of HAVE + Past Participle </li></ul><ul><li>Affirmative : I have bought a new laptop. </li></ul><ul><li>Negative: I haven’t been to his new house yet. </li></ul><ul><li>Interrogative: Have you decided what to do? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>USE </li></ul><ul><li>Unfinished periods of time, experiences (up to now) </li></ul><ul><li>-E.g. I’ve had too much work this week. </li></ul><ul><li>I have never tried sushi. </li></ul>

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