Signal words for the Simple Present

What are signal words for the Simple Present?

These words tell you what tense you have to use. For the Simple Present these are adverbs of frequency:

  • always
  • often
  • usually
  • sometimes
  • seldom
  • never

Other phrases of time can occur, like:

  • every day
  • every week
  • every year
  • on Mondays
  • after school