The simple present form & meaning


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The simple present form & meaning

  1. 1. I have an English book. We have an English book. You have an English book. They have an English book. He has an English book. She has an English book. I We You They He She + verb + Verb (s)
  2. 2. FORM OF THE SIMPLE PRESENT I / We / You / They + go to school. He / She + goes to school. I live in Zacamil. My sister studies English every day. John works for the government. They go jogging every morning. We usually walk to school in the morning. My brother loves playing video games. You eat too much. Susie watches TV every night. We read the newspaper on weekends. Betty travels abroad once a year.
  3. 3. I don’t have a car. We don’t have a car. You don’t have a car. They don’t have a car. I We You They + don’t + verb He doesn’t have a car. She doesn’t have a car. He She + doesn’t + verb does not = doesn’t do not = don’t
  4. 4. I / We / You / They + don’t go to work. He / She + doesn’t + go to work. I don’t write poems. We don’t need another TV. They don’t like fish. We don’t run very fast any more. Mary doesn’t speak Spanish very well. She doesn’t need help. He doesn’t teach English at school. They don’t care about us. We don’t hide from problems. He doesn’t know the truth. We don’t walk to work.
  5. 5. Do I have a car? Do you have a car? Do we have a car? Do they have a car? Does he have a car? Does she have a car? Do + I we you they Does + + verb ? he she + verb ?
  6. 6. Do you live in San Salvador? Do they work for you? Do we fly back tonight? Do they eat lunch early every day? Do they watch TV every evening? Does she read novels? Does he come to class walking? Does she write for the local newspaper? Does he go jogging on weekends? Do + I / you / we / they + study English? Does he / she + study English?
  7. 7. MEANING OF THE SIMPLE PRESENT 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Periodical repetition of activities. General truths or generalizations. Facts & figures. Permanent situations. Story-telling. Likes & Dislikes. Opinions. Habits, customs & routines.