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Present Simple Tense


The present simple is the present tense.


He works every day.


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.
  • adds “not” to make negative sentences.
  • uses auxiliary verbs to make yes/no questions.
  • uses question words to make information questions.