Tuesday, February 5, 2008

English Grammar: Present Simple

Present Simple Tense

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Structure of Present Simple Tense.

Subject + V1 + (Object)

When do we use Present Simple Tense?

1. When the action happens regularly or "Repetitive actions."

Marry goes shopping every weekend.
I usually take a bus to school.
I never want to see you again.
-- There are usually "adverb of frequency" in this type of sentence.--

Examples of adverb of frequency are

every week

2. When the situation is true or always true.

The sun rises from the East.
I love you (well, at least, it is meant to be true.)
China has the most population in the world.

3. Use Present Simple Tense with behavior, habit or tradition

Picture represents million words
John speaks so fast.

Must know about Present Simple Tense

If the subject is the single and third person put an s after V1.
He speaks.
John walks.

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