Vypracoval: Tomáš Buchala. Prehľad časov v anglickom jazyku gramatická príručka pre študentov religionistiky FF PU. Present simple and continuous. Present simple. Present continuous. is used to express a habit I get up at six . a fact which is always true
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Vypracoval: Tomáš BuchalaPrehľad časov v anglickom jazykugramatická príručkapre študentov religionistiky FF PU
I get up at six.
Vegetarians don´t eat meat.
Water freezes at 0 C.
I live in LM and she works in a bank.
always, often, sometimes,hardly ever, never, every Sunday, once a month, three times a year, once in a blue moon, etc.
at the time of speakingoraroundthe time of speaking
I am having breakfast now.
She is reading a book by Steinback.
I´m meeting him at five.
What are you doing this evening?
He is not traveling today.
Our English is getting better and better.
I have met a lot of famous people.
She has lived here for 20 years.
Have you ever been to the U.S?
She has never been to the U.S.
I have lived there since I finished school.
Has the postman been yet?
I have already had breakfast this mornig.
We have been waiting for hours.
It has been raining for all week.
She doesn´t have any money, she has been shopping.
How long, for, since
Note that you can say:
How long have you worked here?
How long have you been working here?
I did it yesterday.
We did not play tennis last Sunday.
What did you do yesterday?
I took out the key, opened the door and walked in.
I did not watch TV last night.
last year, last month, ago, yesterday, in 1996, on Monday, when, etc
I was doing it yesterday at 10 o´clock.
You were making a lot of noise last night.
He was living in South Africa at the time.
I woke up when the sun was shining.
What were you doing at 10 yesterday?
I was doing my homework while she was cooking.
When I got home, John had cooked a meal. /John cooked a meal before I got home/
What did you do after you had finished?
not in chronological order:
I was tired, because I had been working hard last week. /1-work.2-tired/
She did not pass the exam, although she had been studying for three days.
-Which one do you want?
-I will take the red one, thanks.
I will travel round the world when I retire.
Will you help me?
Will you do sth. for me?
I wiil meet you at the station.
I am going to Greece for holiday.
The vase is going to fall.
It is certainly not going to snow all week.
a certain time in future
I will have saved a million by the year 2020.
This time next week she will have finished her exams.
I´m staying in the hotel for a day.
What are you doing this evening?
I have run six kilometres.
I have written three letters this morning.
I am hot, because I have been running.
She has been writing letters all day.
love, hate, like, prefer, want, need,
believe, understand, know, forget, mean, demand, remember, agree recommend, consist, contain, depend.
see, hear, smell, taste
have for possession, think for opinion
This parfume smells too strong.
I have known Alice for 14 years.
Not: I have been knowing…
I think it´s a good idea.
But: I have been thinking about that for some time.
Exercise: Write true sentences about you