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Thursday, April 14, 2011


1. Simple Present Tense

The simple present tense is used to discuss permanent situations and the frequency of events.
Use the simple present tense to indicate:
1. Routine actions
2. Facts

Subject + Verb1 + Object
e.g : I like fried rice, she likes nugget, they play football, he plays football.

Subject + don't/doesn't + verb1 + object
e.g : I don't like rice, he doesn't like rice.
Do/does + subject + verb1 + object
e.g : Am I like rice? Does she like rice? Are they like nugget?
Please pay attention to negative form, when subject (he/she/it) + doesn't, the verb1 doesn't need to add -s/-es, because it was representative to the negative words (doesn't).

More examples about simple present tense:
I like beef.
You look nice.
They think twice.
We throw dice.
Chefs use spice.
The boys ring the doorbell.
Children sing on special occasions.
Some people bring gifts to parties.
Bees sting when they are disturbed.
She makes toys.

He rakes leaves.
It takes time.
Mom bakes pies.
Water slakes thirst.
Jill loves dates.
Mr. Smith fills crates.
Grandpa washes plates.
The dog jumps gates.

Exercise 1
Let's find out more examples about simple present tense. Comment your answer below, and let me check whether it's right or not.

The example of simple present tense about:
Routine actions
John brushes his teeth every morning.
Carol usually drives to work.
The teacher grades homework on Fridays.

Hawaii is in the Pacific Ocean.
Some birds fly south for the winter.
Water consists of hydrogen and oxygen.

The frequency of Simple Present Tense.
The simple present tense is also used to show how often something happens with adverbs of frequency - always, usually, often, sometimes, occasionally, seldom, rarely, never, etc.... And when discussing daily, weekly, monthly etc. routines.

For example:
I always get up at 6.00.
I never drink coffee before 12.00.
I work on my website every day.
Every Monday and Thursday I go to the gym.

We also use the simple present to ask for and give instructions or to discuss a series of actions.

for example :
Question: How do I make pancakes?
Answer : Well, first you take 4 eggs and crack them into a bowl, then you weigh out 4 oz. of flour and sieve it into the eggs. etc.

The simple present tense can also be used to discuss future events. We will learn more about future tense on the next session.

Okay, that's all from me, i hope it can help you guys for learning English.

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