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the simple present tense

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the simple present tense

  1. 2. Structure <ul><li>Positive: Subject V1 Object…. </li></ul><ul><li>I do </li></ul><ul><li>You do </li></ul><ul><li>He/she/it does </li></ul><ul><li>We do </li></ul><ul><li>You do </li></ul><ul><li>They do </li></ul><ul><li>Example: I play football. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Structure <ul><li>Negative: Subject Aux Not V1 Object…. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not </li></ul></ul>Examples: You don’t eat bread. Cat doesn’t like dogs.
  3. 4. Structure <ul><li>Question: Aux Subject V1 Object? </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Does he…? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Do you…? </li></ul></ul>Examples: Does she smoke? Do you go to school?
  4. 5. <ul><li>We use simple present tense: </li></ul><ul><li>For permanent actions. </li></ul><ul><li>He works in a bank. </li></ul>Usage
  5. 6. <ul><li>For habitual actions. </li></ul><ul><li> He always dances. </li></ul>Usage
  6. 7. <ul><li>For giving commands. </li></ul><ul><li>( You) Stand up! </li></ul><ul><li> (You) Come here! </li></ul>Usage
  7. 8. <ul><li>For planned and timetabled actions. </li></ul><ul><li>The train arrives at 8 o’clock. </li></ul><ul><li> The film starts at 9 o’clock. </li></ul>Usage
  8. 9. <ul><li>For natural and scientific facts. </li></ul><ul><li> The sun rises from the east. </li></ul><ul><li>Water boils at 100 °C. </li></ul>Usage
  9. 10. <ul><li>For proverbs and maxims. </li></ul><ul><li> Barking dogs seldom bite . </li></ul><ul><li>Peace at home, peace in the world. </li></ul>Usage
  10. 11. <ul><li>To tell stories and jokes. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>Usage One day Hodja Nasreddin buys two kilos of meat and asks his wife to cook it……..Hodja asks “Woman! If this is a cat where is the meat; if this is a meat where is the cat.
  11. 12. Mustafa Arı THANKS

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