- I do karate three days a week.
- How often do you brush your teeth?
- Luke doesn’t like tennis.
- Planets orbit their sun, but satellites orbit their planet.
- We play football on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Uses of the Present Simple
We use the Present Simple for the following:
- I have a shower every day.
- Feelings, opinions, and thoughts in the present:
- Susie thinks that Math is difficult.
- Likes and dislikes in the present:
- John likes football.
- General facts:
- Extremadura is in Spain.
- Possession in the present:
- They’ve got a really nice house.
- “Timetable Future”:
- The exam is next Wednesday.
Present Simple: Form
How to Make Sentences in Present Simple
Remember the basic sentence structure in English:
→ Affirmative: Subject + Verb + Rest.
→ Negation: Subject + Auxiliary + not + “Infinitive” + Rest.
- Non-Subject: (WH) + Auxiliary + Subject + “Infinitive” + Rest?
- Subject: WH + Verb + Rest?
Remember: the verb BE is self-sufficient: it doesn’t require DO.
In Simple time forms, the Verb doesn’t contain an auxiliary -that’s why we call them “Simple”. So, when we want to make a question or negation we need to insert an auxiliary. For this purpose, we use DO.
Exercises in First Cycle of ESO: Recap.
Present Simple at Agendaweb.