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present simple form

present simple form


present simple form
THE SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE IS USED:
To express habits, general truths, repeated actions or unchanging situations, emotions and wishes:
I smoke (habit); I work in London (unchanging situation); London is a large city (general truth)
To give instructions or directions:
You walk for two hundred meters, then you turn left.
To express fixed arrangements, present or future:
Your exam starts at 09.00
To express future time, after some conjunctions: after, when, before, as soon as, until:
He’ll give it to you when you come next Saturday.

How do we use the Present Simple tense?
We use the Present Simple to talk about:

general time (action verbs)
situations now (stative verbs)
general time and situations now (verb be)
Present Simple for general time
We use the Present Simple tense when:

the action is general
the action happens all the time, or habitually, in the past, present and future
the action is not only happening now
the statement is always true

Simple Present Forms
The simple present is just the base form of the verb. Questions are made with do and negative forms are made with do not.

Statement: You speak English.
Question: Do you speak English?
Negative: You do not speak English.
In the third person singular, -s or -es is added. Questions are made with does and negative forms are made with does not.

Statement: He speaks English.
Question: Does he speak English?
Negative: He does not speak English.

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