Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Presentsimple 101109130233-phpapp02
1.We use the Present Simple for:
regular habits and daily routines;
facts, things in general;
permanent or long-lasting situations;
timetables and schedules.
2. It is used with adverbs like:
- every day
1. To form the Present Simple we add –s to the
infinitive of the verb in the 3rd person singular
(he, she, it)
E.g.: I live
He / She / It lives
2. But when the verb ends in:
a) -o, -s, -sh, -ch, -x we add -es
E.g.: I go → he/she/it goes
I kiss → he/she/it kisses
I wash → he/she/it washes
I watch → he/she/it watches
I fix → he/she/it fixes
b) a consonant + -y, the -y changes into -ie and we add -s
E.g.: I study → he/she studies
a vowel + -y we just add -s
E.g.: I play → he/she plays
INTERROGATIVE and NEGATIVE
To form the interrogative and the negative we need the
auxiliary verb to do in the present simple.This means we
have to add -es in the 3rd person singular (he, she, it)
while the main verb will be used in the infinitive.
E.g.: Do you like?
do/does + subject + infinitive don’t/doesn’t + infinitive
Does he like? She doesn’t like.
E.g.: You don’t like.