Saturday, November 7, 2009

PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE

We use the simple present tense when:
1-the action is general
2-the action happens all the time, or habitually, in the past, present and future
3-the action is not only happening now
4-the statement is always true


With NON-ACTION (or stative) verbs such as like, dislike, love, think, seem, look, know, feel, understand, want, need, hate, remember, forget, prefer, believe, mean, taste, hear, see, have (when the meaning is "possess"), own, belong, etc. we use Present Simple Tense. These verbs ARE NOT normally used in the Continuous Tense (but there are exceptions).

TO HAVE (present simple) TO DO (present simple)
ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY
With Present Simple Tense we often use time expressions such as always, often, sometimes, usually, seldom, on Saturdays, rarely, never, every day, etc.




EXERCISES
http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/havepresent.php

http://members.iinet.net.au/~adelegc/grammar/present_simple/to_have.html

http://www.grammar.cl/Games/Simple_Present_Tense.htm

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/StudyZone/330/grammar/pres1.htm

http://a4esl.org/q/h/lb/psv.html

http://www.learn-english-online.org/Lesson11/TestIt/TestPresSimple.htm

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