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Present Simple. Present Simple Use the present simple to express regular routines and habits. The present simple is often used with adverbs of frequency. Auxiliary: DO Examples: He often arrives late for work. When do you do your homework? They don't take the bus to work.

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Present simple

Present Simple

Present Simple

Use the present simple to express regular routines and habits. The present simple is often used with adverbs of frequency

  • Auxiliary: DO

  • Examples:

  • He often arrives late for work.

  • When do you do your homework?

  • They don't take the bus to work


How to form the present simple tense of the verb to work
How to form the Present Simple Tenseof the verbto work.

  • I

  • you

  • we

  • they

work

do not work.

(don't)

forCopec

works

  • he

  • she

  • it

does not work.

(doesn't)


How to form the present simple tense of the verb to work1
How to form the Present Simple Tenseof the verbto work.

  • Do I

  • Do you

  • Do we

  • Do they

  • Yes, I/you/we/theydo./

  • No, I/you/we/they don't.

work ?

  • Does he

  • Does she

  • Does it

  • Yes, he/she/itdoes./

  • No, he/she/itdoesn't.


Common mistakes
Common Mistakes

  • A common mistake is to forget to put the -s ending on the he/she/it forms.

    All verbs except modals must end in -s in the third person singular affirmative:

  • wrong: Our new computer system work very efficiently.

  • right: Our new computer system works very efficiently.

    .


Common mistakes1
Common Mistakes

  • A second common mistake is to add the -s to the he/she/it forms of negatives and questions.

    We add the -es form to the auxiliary (do), and not to the main verb (work):

  • wrong:I know Kari doesn’t works in Accounts.right: I know Karidoesn't work in Accounts


Permanent situations
Permanent situations

  • The present simple is used to talk about actions and situations that are generally or permanently true:

IBM is the largest computer company in the world;

it manufactures mainframes and PCs and sells

its product all over the world.


Routines and frequency
Routines and frequency

  • We use the present simple to talk about routines and things we do regularly:

  • I usually get to the showroom at about 8.00

  • and I have a quick look at the post

    • The sales reps arrive at about 8.15 and we

    • open at 8.30.


    Facts
    Facts

    • We use the present simple to talk about scientifíc or other facts:

    • Suferconductors are special materials that

    • conduct electricity and do not create any

    • electrical resistance.


    Programmes and timetables
    Programmes andtimetables

    • We use the present simple to talk about programmes and timetables.

    • When we use the present simple like this, it can refer to the future:

    • There are two flíghts to Tokyo next Thursday.

    • There is a JAL flight that leaves Heathrow at 20.30

    • and gets in at 06.20, and there is a British Airways flight

    • that departs at 22.00 and arrives at 08.50.


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