Description USESWe use the present simple to talk about:
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- things that are always true
E.g.: The sun rises in the east.
- habits and things that happen repeatedly.
E.g.: I play guitar on Saturdays.we often use the simple present with words that tell you how often:
for example always, never, often, sometimes, usually, once a day …
E.g.: You never listen to me.FORMAFFIRMATIVE
He / she / it plays
I / you / we / they playNEGATIVEwe make present simple negatives with: do / does + infinitive
He / she / it does not play
I/ you / we / they do not playINTERROGATIVEwe make present simple questions with: do / does + subject+ infinitive
Does he / she / it play?
Do I/ you / we / they play?SHORT FORMS
does not = doesn´t do not = don´tHOW TO MAKE HE / SHE / IT FORMSmost verbs
: → + -s
Examples: say – says; play – plays; know – knows.
-s, -sh , -ch, -x
: → + -es
Examples: pass – passes; wash- washes; teach- teaches; mix- mixesexceptions:
go-goes; do – does; have – hasVERBS ENDING IN -Yvowel + y
→ + -s
Example : say – saysconsonant + y
→-y – -ies
Example: fly – flies