IMPLE PRESENT TENSE

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SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE
for routines
SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE
for routines
The Simple Present Tense is used
to express routine actions, things
we do as a habit.
E.g.:
I’m a student.
We get up at seven every day.
You work hard during the week.
* Some signal words of the Simple Present are:
every day / month / week / always, usually, sometimes...
AFFIRMATIVE FORM
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PERSONAL PRONOUN
VERBS
I
work
YOU
work
HE
works
SHE
works
IT
works
WE
work
YOU
work
THEY
work
SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE
for routines
* With the 3rd person singular, an “s” is added to the verb.
Depending on the verb,
it’s added “ES” or “IES”.
E.g.:
Lily watches TV every evening.
SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE
for routines
* With the 3rd person singular, an “s” is added to the verb.
Verbs ending in O, CH,
SH+ES = watchES, rushES
E.g.:
Lily goes to school in the morning.
SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE
for routines
* With the 3rd person singular, an “s” is added to the verb.
Verbs ending in Y,
preceeded by a consonant
Y+IES = studIES
E.g.:
She carries her cell phone with her at all times.
NOW, YOU!
NEGATIVE FORM
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PERSONAL PRONOUN
AUXILIARY + VERB
I
don’t work
YOU
don’t work
HE
doesn’t work
SHE
doesn’t work
IT
doesn’t work
WE
don’t work
YOU
don’t work
THEY
don’t work
SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE
for routines
In the negative form, it’s necessary to
use the auxiliaries DON’T or DOESN’T.
*DOESN’T is used with the 3rd person singular and the verb
remains in its base form.
*DON’T is used with I, You, We, They.
E.g.:
Joe doesn’t have a pet.
We don’t watch TV after lunch.
She doesn’t clean her room.
NOW, YOU!
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sentence.
SHE WALKS THE DOG
WITH HER BROTHER.
NOW, YOU!
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sentence.
SHE DOESN’T
WALK THE DOG
WITH HER BROTHER.
NOW, YOU!
Correct the
sentence.
THEY PLAY
BASEBALL.
NOW, YOU!
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sentence.
THEY DON’T
PLAY BASEBALL.
NOW, YOU!
Correct the
sentence.
HE COOKS BADLY.
NOW, YOU!
Correct the
sentence.
HE DOESN’T
COOK BADLY.
NOW, YOU!
Correct the
sentence.
SHE WAKES UP AT 7
O’CLOCK.
NOW, YOU!
Correct the
sentence.
SHE DOESN’T
WAKE UP AT 7
O’CLOCK.
INTERROGATIVE FORM
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AUXILIARY
PERSONAL PRONOUN
VERB
DO
I
work?
DO
YOU
work?
DOES
HE
work?
DOES
SHE
work?
DOES
IT
work?
DO
WE
work?
DO
YOU
work?
DO
THEY
work?
SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE
for routines
* In the interrogative form, it’s necessary to use the
auxiliaries DO or DOES.
* DOES is used with the 3rd person singular and the
verb remains in its base form.
* DO is used with I, You, We, They.
* The auxiliaries always come before the subject.
E.g.:
Does Linda like soccer?
What do you do?
Where do they go to school?
NOW, YOU!
They ride a bike in the park.
They do homework after lunch.
WHEN?
WHAT TIME?
WHAT?
WHERE?
She wakes up at 6 o’clock.
Jim watches TV at 8 p.m.

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