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  • This is everyday grammar.

  • I'm Alice Bryant.

  • Today we are talking about the simple present verb tense.

  • It is also known as the present simple.

  • The simple present is the most basic verb tense in English.

  • It uses the simplest form of the verb.

  • We add an S or E s to the verb for third person.

  • Singular.

  • We use the simple present for repeated or usual actions to make factual statements or generalizations, to talk about scheduled events in the near future and to express current states or situations.

  • Now let's hear how English speakers use this verb tense.

  • Listen to an example about a repeated or usual action.

  • She drinks coffee every morning.

  • Next we have a factual statement.

  • Butterflies taste things with their feet.

  • This one is about a set event in the near future.

  • The party starts at around seven PM and we use the simple present for state of verbs to express a current state or situation.

  • Here's an example.

  • Does Ram still live in North Carolina?

  • Notice that the speaker used the word does when we form questions in the simple present tense.

  • We need to include the verb Do negative statements in this tense also include you like this?

This is everyday grammar.

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Everyday Grammar: The Simple Present

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/28
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