An English lesson on the Present Simple.

Carol lives in Street in Somerset. She has two daughters, Sophie and Millie. Sophie is married to Chris. They have a baby boy called Oscar. Millie lives in London. Every Sunday, they meet and walk together in the woods.

 

There are 4  Present Tenses  in the English Language

Present Simple  –  Present Continuous – Present Perfect   – Present Perfect Continuous

The  Present Simple

We use the present simple for things that we do regularly and for facts, habits, truths and permanent situations.

 We often use time expressions like every day, once a week, on Fridays.

I study English every day. (regular activity)

Jo works at the bank. (permanent situation)

Form:

For positive sentences, use the same form as the infinitive without ‘to’ for I, you, we and they. For he, she and it, add -s or -es to the infinitive.

 Make questions and negatives with do / does + the infinitive without ‘to’.

They live in Paris
John starts work at nine o’clock and finishes at six
I don’t eat eggs.
It doesn’t usually snow in October.
Why do you read the news online every day?
Does the supermarket sell flowers?

Can you feed the cat? – I’ve already fed her.
We can still watch the film. It hasn’t started yet.
Have you done your English homework yet?

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