Wednesday, 12 January 2011


Hello fellow students! Today we are about to discuss on the present simple tense. I hope everyone is ready with their notes and pens. Ready? So, let's begin the lesson :)


(A) We use simple present to say that something happens all the time or repeatedly, or that something is true in general. Take a look at the examples below and study it.
  • Nurses look after patients in hospitals.
  • I usually go away at weekends.
  • The earth goes round the sun.
  • The cafe opens at 7.30 in the morning.

Remember, I work . . . but He works . . .

(B) Besides that, we also use the present simple to say how often we do things.

  • I get up at 8 o’clock every morning.
  • How often do you go to the dentist?
  • Julie doesn’t drink tea very often.
  • Robert usually goes away two or three times a year.

(C) We use do/does to make questions and negative sentences.
  • I come from Canada. Where do you come from?
  • I don’t go away very often.
  • What does this word mean? (not What means this word?)
  • Rice doesn’t grow in cold climates.

Hence in conclusion, the formula table for present simple tense are as below:


Simple isn't it? Try your hand on the exercises within the next link to check whether you have fully understand this or not :)

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