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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Present Simple

 
 

Definition

The present simple is part of the present verb tense. The present simple describes actions that happen regularly.

Example

   
He runs every day.

Explanation

Present simple --

  • describes habitual actions, actions that happen regularly or on a schedule.
  • describes actions that happen in a sequence.
  • can be used to describe a scheduled event in the future.
  • adds an "s" for regular third-person singular verbs.
  • shows subject + verb agreement. For example: I swim. He swims. They swim.
  • adds "not" to make negative sentences.
  • uses auxiliary verbs to make yes / no questions.
  • uses question words to make information questions.

Related Sections

Present Continuous
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