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Present simple affirmative 02_a01?cc=br&selLanguage=en


affirm/negative 02_a02?cc=br&selLanguage=en

affirm/interrogative 02_b01?cc=br&selLanguage=en interrogative (word order) 02_b02?cc=br&selLanguage=en



do, don't, does, doesn't

1) Questions without question words in the Simple Present

Auxilia Subje Ver Yes/N Subje Auxiliary (+ Rest ry ct b o ct n't) Do you Yes, rea books? d No, football Yes, ? I I he do. don't. does.


Peter play

2) Questions with question words in the Simple Present

Question Auxilia Ver Subject word ry b What When Where do does do you your mother you play go Rest on your computer? to work? Answer I play games on my computer. She goes to work at 6 o'clock. I meet them at the bus stop.

mee your friends? t


Mistakes in English questions

Speak you English? - ? Where live you? Understand you the question? - ? Does Frank works in Sheffield? - ? Like you Hip-Hop? - ?

Sell you fish? - ? Who does the trumpet play? - ?

Simple Present - Diagram

We use the Simple Present when we talk about something which happens repeatedely.

We use the Simple Present to describe a series of actions in the present.

1) repeated actions

My friend often draws nice posters.

2) things in general

The sun rises in the East.

3) fixed arrangements, scheduled events

The plane flies to London every Monday.

4) actions in the present - one follows after the other

First I get up, then I have breakfast.

5) instructions

Open your books at page 34.

6) with special verbs

I understand English.

Signal words
every day, often, always, sometimes, never

infinitive (3rd person singular he, she, it: infinitive + -s)

Affirmative sentences: My brother reads I read books. books. We sing pop songs. I play handball. She sings pop songs. John plays handball.

Negative sentences:

You must not negate a full verb in English. Always use the auxiliary do for negations.
I I like computers. don't like computers at all.

My friend My mum

likes computers. doesn't like computers at all.


Use the auxiliary do. Do you play football? Does he play football?

Simple Present - Signal words

These words tell you what tense you have to use. For the Simple Present these are adverbs of frequency: always often usually sometimes seldom never Other phrases of time can occur, like: every day every week every year on Mondays after school

Form of the Simple Present

We use the infinitive of the verb. In the 3rd person Singular (he, she, it - or a name) we put an -s at the end of the infinitive. infinitive - 3rd person Singular (he, she, it) infinitive + -s

Affirmative sentences:
I/we/you/they play football. He/she/it plays football. NOTE: he, she, it - Do not forget the -s.

Negative sentences:
We use the auxiliary do. I/we/you/they do not play football. He/she/it does not play football.

NOTE: We often use short forms in negative sentences in the Simple Present: I/we/you/they don't play football. He/she/it doesn't play football.

Do I/we/you/they play football? Does he/she/it play football?

Long forms and short forms in the Simple Present

We often use short forms of the auxiliaries. The Simple Present is formed with a full verb. Short forms are only used in negative phrases.
affirmative long form I, we, you, they: I read he, she, it: he reads short form

negative (do not) long form I, we, you, they: short form I, we, you, they:

I do not read I don't read he, she, it: he does not read he, she, it: he doesn't read

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outros itens

Possessive pronoun 01_c02?cc=br&selLanguage=en 04_d01?cc=br&selLanguage=en

Personal pronoun (subject form) (object form)