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Learning simple present tense to express present time

What will I learn from the lesson, learning simple present tense to express present time

During this English lesson you will learn about what simple present for everyday activities, permanent states and using present tense to ask information questions ‘when and what time’

What is simple present tense?

The simple present tense is used to expresses habits; an example is having a shower every morning. Present simple is also used for a permanent state, repeated actions and daily routines.

Examples

She works at the hairdressers = permanent state

She cuts hair and washes hair everyday = daily routines and repeated action

Every morning = everyday seven days a week, Monday morning, Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning, Friday morning, Saturday morning, and Sunday morning.

** Hint ** Notice that the singular plural verb she, he, it when in 3rd person singular has a -s

 

Singular

plural

1st Person

I talk

we talk

2nd Person

You talk

You talk

3rd Person

she talks

they talk

 

he talks

 

 

It rains

 

 

Using breakfast as an example of repeated actions

 

 

Singular

plural

1st Person      

I eat breakfast every morning

We eat breakfast every morning

2nd Person

You eat breakfast every morning

You eat breakfast every morning

3rd Person

she eats breakfast every morning     

they eat breakfast every morning

 

he eats breakfast every morning

 

 

It  eats breakfast every morning

 

 

Present tense for commentary on a sports game

Steven Gerrad kicks the ball and passes it back to is keeper

Kick and passes are repeated actions / expressing a habit.

 

 

Using going to the supermarket as an example of a repeated action

A habit does not have to be everyday it can be every hour, once a week or once a month ext.

 

Singular

plural

1st Person

I go to the supermarket every Friday

We go to the supermarket every Friday

2nd Person

You go to the supermarket every Friday

You go to the supermarket every Friday

3rd Perso     n

she goes to the supermarket every Friday     

they go to the supermarket every Friday

 

he goes to the supermarket every Friday

 

 

It  goes to the supermarket every Friday

 

 

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Using simple present tense to ask information questions using ‘when and what time’

 

Question word  +      

does/do  +     

subject +     

main verb

short answer

When

do

You

Go to college     

At eight thirty a.m.

What time

do

You

Go to college

At eight thirty a.m.

When

does

Mr Bean

Eat lunch

At twelve thirty p.m.

What time

does

Mr Bean

Eat lunch

At twelve thirty p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are question words?

The following question words, are Where, when, what, what time, who, and why are examples of question words.



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