Signal words for the Simple Present

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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