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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Simple present.

What is the simple present?

Simple present is a very common and important tense, so it's really necessary
to understand it well. Because we need to use it a lot in English. I so often
notice that many students have problems how to use it.

How to use the simple present tense?

We use the simple present to talk about regular actions, future facts, habits, general truths, emotions and wishes.

we are talking about regular actions or events.

  • They catch the bus every morning.
  • My father drive to the office everyday.
  • He doesn't come here very often.

we are talking about future facts.

  • The train leaves at eleven.
  • I start for Dhaka tomorrow.
  • College begins at ten tomorrow.
we are talking about habits.

  • My mother reads Qur’an every morning.
  • I get up six o'clock every day
  • Himu watches TV regularly.

we are talking about general truths.

  • The earth moves round the sun.
  • Every mother loves her child.
  • Honey tastes sweet.

we are talking about emotions and wishes.

  • I love you forever.
  • May you be happy.
  • What a cute baby it is!

Formation of simple present tense.

Person/number Affirmative Interrogative Negative
1st person/singular I eat rice Do I eat rice? I do not eat rice
2nd person/singular You eat rice Do you eat rice? You do not eat rice
3rd person/singular He/she eats rice Does he/she eat rice? He/she does not eat rice.
1st person/plural We eat rice Do we eat rice? We do not eat rice
2nd person/plural You eat rice Do you eat rice? You do not eat rice
3rd person/plural They eat rice Do they eat rice? They do not eat rice.

Note: In the third person singular number for the simple present tense, the
verb always ends in s, es.[He, She, It are 3rd person singular.] Please click
s, es for details.

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