Simple Present/Present Simple - Brief version

Simple Present
Summary
Use
Signal words
Form of affirmative, negative sentences and questions
Spelling
Special verbs
Diagram
Long forms and short forms
Simple Present - Complex Test 1 Complex Test 2
Exercises - Simple Present

Use

1) repeated actions

My friend often draws nice posters.


2) things in general

The sun rises in the East.


3) fixed arrangements, scheduled events

The plane flies to London every Monday.


4) sequence of actions in the present

First I get up, then I have breakfast.


5) instructions

Open your books at page 34.


6) with special verbs

I understand English.


Signal words

every day, often, always, sometimes, never


Form

infinitive (3rd person singular he, she, it: infinitive + -s)


Examples

Affirmative sentences:

I read books. My brother reads books.
We sing pop songs. She sings pop songs.
I play handball. John plays handball.

Negative sentences:

You must not negate a full verb in English. Always use the auxiliary do for negations.

I   like computers.
I like computers at all.

My friend likes computers.
My mum like computers at all.

Questions:

Use the auxiliary do.
Do you play football?
Does he play football?

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