PRESENT SIMPLE1

You use present simple to talk about: Things you do every day and regular habit (Ex.: Every day I brush my teeth) Facts (Ex.: Water boils at 100°C) Timetable (Ex.: The bus leaves at 9 pm) Permanent and long lasting situation (Ex.: We live in Belgium) Opinions and state of mind (Ex.: He doesn’t agree with you) To talk about things feelings (like, love, hate) – (Ex.: I love chocolate)

Form Positive I You We They She He It live eat come lives eats comes in London. vegetables. from Spain. in New-York. fish and meat. from Switzerland.

Negative I You We They She He It don’t (do not) live eat come in Paris. fish and meat. from India.

doesn’t (does not)

live eat come

in Madrid. chocolate. from Mexico.

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Interrogation Do I eat eggs ? Do you want a cup of tea? Does he look ok ? Does she live in London? Does it cost a lot of money? Do we brush our teeth every day? Do you go to school on Saturdays? Do they get along with each other?

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When we use “does”, we DON’T add a “S” at the end of the verb Does he looks ?  Does he look? He doesn’t likes her.  He doesn’t like her.

Expressions that we use in present simple: Usually, always, often, sometimes, on Saturdays/Mondays…, at weekends (on weekends US English), rarely, on occasion, never, seldom

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