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In this lesson, you are going to learn how and when to use the simple present tense.
The verb is always in the present/base form.
- Example: I like chocolates. (a general taste/preference)
- Example: He plays tennis regularly. (a general routine or action)
- Example: The sun rises in the East. (general facts/universal truths)
- Example: The train leaves at 8 pm. (fixed schedule/time table)
- Example: I am here now. (not I am Being here)
- Example: e has his passport in his hand. ( not ‘is having’)
Note: The simple present tense is used when the verbs do not go in the
The continuous form (the ‘ing’ form)
- Example: Is John intelligent? (no ‘do/does’ with is/am/are)
- Example: Does he like chocolates? (‘does’ is used for third person singular)
- Example: Do you wear denims?
- Example: He is not tall.
- Example: He doesn’t know me.
- Example: They don’t play tennis.