Explanation About Simple Present

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Sentence Pattern:

 English Grammar, English Structure, Present Tense

I speak English.
You speak English
We speak English
They speak English

He speaks English

She washes clothes
It runs

*The verb followed by -s/-es when the subjects are He, She, and It


I do not speak English.
You do not speak English
We do not speak English
They do not speak English
He does not speak English
She does not wash clothes
It does not run

*Subject He, She, and It use "does" as an auxiliary and drop -s/-es at the verb.

Do you speak English?
Do we need it?
Do they speak English?
Does he speak English?
Does she wash clothes?
Does It run?

1) Express Repeated Action
Simple Present expresses the idea that an action is repeated or usual: a daily event, a hobby, a scheduled event, a habit, or something that often happens.

  • We play football.
  • Do they play football?
  • He plays tennis.
  • The bus leaves every afternoon at 4 pm.
  • The bus does not leave every morning.
  • She never forgets her pen.
  • The earth circles the Sun.
2) Express Facts or GeneralizationsExamples:
  • Cats like mice
  • Birds do not live in water.
  • Mexico is in America.
  • Scotland is in Europe.

3) Express Scheduled Events in the Near FutureExamples:
  • The class begin next week
  • The party starts at 7 pm
  • The bus arrive at about 2 pm
  • The train leaves at 6 am
4) Express Action Happens Now (Non-Progressive Verbs)
  • I have a book you need
  • They need your help.
  • She is not here now.
  • I am here.

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