Simple Present Tense:Meaning and Definition with Examples In Simple Present, the action is simply mentioned and there is nothing being said about its completeness. It is used to talk about an action which happens on a regular basis. Notice how we use ‘study’ for the subjects I, You, We, You and They and we use ‘studies’ for the subjects ‘He’ and ‘She’. Simple Present Exercise 1 Simple Present Exercise 2 Simple Present Exercise 3 Notice how we use ‘don’t’ for the subjects I, You, We, You and They and we use ‘doesn’t’ for the subjects ‘He’ and ‘She’. Notice how we use ‘Do’ for the subjects I, You, We, You and They and we use ‘Does’ for the subjects ‘He’ and ‘She’. Simple Present Tense Exercise
Simple Present [VERB] + s/es in third person Examples: You speak English. Do you speak English? You do not speak English. Complete List of Simple Present Forms USE 1 Repeated Actions Use the Simple Present to express the idea that an action is repeated or usual. I play tennis. USE 2 Facts or Generalizations The Simple Present can also indicate the speaker believes that a fact was true before, is true now, and will be true in the future. Cats like milk. USE 3 Scheduled Events in the Near Future Speakers occasionally use Simple Present to talk about scheduled events in the near future. The train leaves tonight at 6 PM. USE 4 Now (Non-Continuous Verbs) Speakers sometimes use the Simple Present to express the idea that an action is happening or is not happening now. I am here now. The examples below show the placement for grammar adverbs such as: always, only, never, ever, still, just, etc. You only speak English. Once a week, Tom cleans the car. More About Active / Passive Forms
Time - Learn English Basics Learn to talk about time and ask the time in English (requires Real Player). Time (1) When it's "on the hour" we say "o'clock". Time (2) In five minute increments, when it's past the hour (up to 30 minutes past) we say "past". When it's before the hour (after 30 minutes past) we say "to". There are 60 minutes in an hour. 30 minutes is half an hour, we say "half past" or "thirty". 15 minutes is quarter of an hour, we say "quarter past" or "fifteen" or "quarter to" or "forty-five". Prepositions used with time Naturally speaking Digital clocks often show the time this way using the 24-hour-clock, only the police and the military actually speak using the 24 hour clock:- How to ask the time in English. Work time There are some common words and phrases that we use to describe the hours we work. At work in the UK we talk about starting time and leaving time. 9-to-5 is a phrase used to describe a conventional and possibly tedious job. Overtime is the time we work in addition to what is normal.
PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE ROUTINES TIME MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION