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PRESENT SIMPLE VS PRESENT
CONTINUOUS
Present simple
AFFIRMATIVE
SENTENCE
SUBJECT
VERB
COMPLEMENT
I study for two
hours every
night.
I
Study
For two hours
every night
Jenny studies for
two hours every
night.
Jenny
studies
For two hours
every night
My classes
begin at six
My classes
begin
At six
My english class
begins at six.
My english class
begins
At six
Henry needs a
new mouse right
now.
Henry
needs
A new mouse
right now
The present simple is used to express habits or daily
routines, it also indicates a situation or action in the
moment.
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the verb has -s- after third singular person (he, she, it)
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Reglas para la formación del presente simple:
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1. En la mayoría de los verbos se hace agregando S a la forma
simple del verbo:
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Ejemplo: Get: Gets
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2. Cuando la forma simple del verbo termina en Y precedida por
una consonante, la Y se cambia por i, y se agrega es.
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Ejemplo: Study: Studies
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3. Cuando la forma simple del verbo termina en /o/, /ch/, /sh/,/ss/,
/x/, /zz/, se agrega es a la forma simple del verbo.
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Ejemplo: Go: Goes
Watches
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4. Be y Have son irregulares: Be: is
Live: Lives
- Buy: Buys
- Hurry: Hurries
- Do: Does
- Dry: Dries
- Miss: Misses
- Have: Has
- Watch:
Negative form use do not / don`t
does not / doesn`t
I / WE / YOU /
THEY
HE / SHE / IT
DO NOT / DON`T
DOES NOT /
DOESN`T
PRINT
COLOR PICTURES
RUN
HTML PROGRAMS
SAVE
THE LAST
CHANGES
SCAN
THE NEW DISK
Yes/No question with short affirmative and negative
answers.
AUXILIAR
SUBJECT
VERB
COMPLEMENT
SHORT
ANSWERS
DO
YOU
PRINT
THE FINANCIAL
REPORTS?
YES, I DO
NO, I DON`T
DO
THEY
SEND
THE
INFORMATION
BY E-MAIL?
YES, THEY DO
NO THEY
DON`T
DOES
SHE
VISIT
HER
GRANDPARENTS
ON SUNDAYS?
YES, SHE DOES
NO, SHE
DOESN`T
DOES
HE
PLAYS
BASKETBALL TWO YES, HE DOES
DAYS A WEEK?
NO, HE
DOESN`T
PRESENT CONTINOUS

El present progressive o present continuous (presente continuo) es la
forma continua del presente. En inglés se utiliza principalmente para
acciones que están teniendo lugar en el momento en que se habla o
que solo están sucediendo temporalmente.
Camilo is listening to music.
Diego is crying because his knee got hurt.
Luis is running so fast.
They are dancing salsa music.
Formación
Se utiliza el verbo auxiliar be y el verbo principal en gerundio,
es decir, añadiendo la terminación -ing al infinitivo.
NOUN / PRONOUN
AFFIRMATIVE
NEGATIVE
INTERROGATIVE
I
I AM SPEAKING
I AM NOT
SPEAKING
AM I SPEAKING?
HE, SHE IT
HE IS SPEAKING
HE IS NOT
SPEAKING
IS HE SPEAKING?
YOU WE THEY
YOU ARE SPEAKIN
YOU ARE NOT
SPEAKING
ARE YOU
SPEAKING?
ING RULES
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CUANDO EL VERBO TIENE DOS SÌLABAS Y TERMINA EN E SE LE QUITA LA E Y
SE AGREGA ING
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EJEMPLOS: LIVE-LIVING
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CUANDO EL VERBO TERMINA EN IE SE CAMBIAN ESTAS VOCALES POR YING
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EJEMPLOS: LIE-LYING
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CUANDO EL VERBO TIENE SOLO UNA SILABA Y TERMINA EN UNA
CONSONANTE PRECEDIDA DE UNA VOCAL ESTA ÙLTIMA SE DUPLICA Y SE
AGREGA ING
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EJEMPLO: RUN-RUNNING STOP-STOPPING CUT-CUTTING SWIMSWIMMING.
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LOS DEMAS VERBOS QUE NO CUMPLAN NINGUNA DE LAS REGLAS
ANTERIORES SE LES AGREGA ING: PLAYING, READING, KEEPING, STUDYING,
THINKING, CALLING.
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EXCEPCIONES: COME-COMING
MAKE-MAKING
WRITE-ING
DIE-DYING
BOX-BOXING
FIX-FIXING
ACTIVITY
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Exercise on Simple Present - Present Progressive
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Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple present or present progressive).
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Look! He (leave)________________ the house.
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Quiet please! I (write)________________ a test.
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She usually (walk)________________ to school.
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But look! Today she (go)_____________ by bike.
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Every Sunday we (go)________________ to see my grandparents.
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He often (go)______________ to the cinema.
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We (play)_______________ Monopoly at the moment.
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The child seldom (cry)__________________ .
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I (not / do)________________ anything at the moment.
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(watch / he) __________________ the news regularly?

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