Present Simple Tense( )
now past future
+-? I V1 Ido not
He V(e)s Hedoes not
Doeshe She Sheshe It Itit We
V1 Wedo not
Dowe You YouyouThey Theythey
every day/week/month/yearusuallyoftenalwaysrarelyseldomsometimesneverin the morning/evening/afternoonat night
on Mondaysgenerallyoccasionallyfrequentlytwice a day/month/yearevery other dayonce in a whilefrom time to timehardly everdaily/monthly
100% always90% usually80% normally / generally 70% often / frequently50% sometimes30% occasionally10% seldom5% hardly ever / rarely0% never
.e.g. Jane always passes her exams.
to be, (do, have .) , : e.g. She is never happy. You can always call me if you need help.
Present Simple :1. , , .e.g. He works in a bank. He takes the train to work every morning.
2. , .e.g. The sun sets in the west.3. (, , ). e.g. The plane from Brussels arrives at 8.30.
Present Simple :4. , , , .e.g. Peterson overtakes Williams and wins the race. Mike Dalton plays the part of Macbeth. Then the prince gets on his horse and quickly rides away.5. , .e.g. You sprinkle some cheese on the pizza and then you bake it.
Present Simple :6. ( ).e.g. I was sitting in the park, reading a newspaper, when all of a sudden this dog jumps at me.
7. , .e.g. QUAKE HITS CENTRAL IRAN FIRE BREAKS OUT IN HOTEL ROOM
Present Simple :8. , . e.g. Why dont you join us? Why dont you stay with us for the weekend?
9. ( when, after, before, as soon as, until, if, in case, unless .)e.g. Ill phone you as soon as I come back home. If it keeps raining well have to stay at home.
Present Simple :10. , It says here, I hear, I gather, I see, I understand, They say, (Someone) says, (Someone) tells me, , , .e.g. I gather youre worried about Ken. Jane tells me youre thinking of emigrating. Professor Otto is at the conference and I hear shes an excellent speaker.
: . . .., .., 2005.Jenny Dooley, Virginia Evans. Grammarway, 1999. Martin Hewings. Advanced grammar in use, 2005.Raymond Murphy. English grammar in use, 2012.5. Betty Azar. Understanding and using English grammar, 2002.