Let's Learn Present Simple Tense

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It's not that hard to learn if you know the traits of this tense.

LEARN ABOUT PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE

English Lesson 1

 

Present Perfect is formed by using ‘has’ or ‘have’ and the past participle of the verb. For example, “I have watched the movie” or “She has watched the movies.”

So when do you use the present perfect? We use the present perfect when we are talking about an event that started in the past and the event still has some influence in the present. This influence could be something that you have experienced in your life that still has an impact on your life. It could also be used for things that have changed over a time, or a task that was unfinished in the past and will be completed in the future.

Past Perfect is very similar to the present perfect because the event also started in the past. However, the difference between the events is that the past perfect event also ended in the past. This can be used with a specified time.

 

Also, a confusion that some people tend to have is when they see ‘have had’ placed together in a sentence. 

 

For example, “I have had a cold”. So is this the present perfect because of ‘have’, or is the past perfect because of ‘had’? In order to identify the correct tense, always look at the first ‘have’ or ‘had.” In this sentence, we first used ‘have’, therefore this sentence is the present perfect.

 

FORM

 

I/ you/ we/ they

He/ she/ it/ James

Positive

I/ you/ we/ they + bare infinitive

We go to bed early.

He/ she/ it/ James + Verb – s/ es 

She goes to bed early.

Negative

I/ you/ we/ they + do not + bare infinitive

Do not = don’t

They don’t go to bed early.

He/ she/ it/ James + does not + bare infinitive

Does not = doesn’t

James doesn’t go to bed early.

Question 

Do + I/ you/ we/ they + bare infinitive?

Do they go to bed early?

Does + he/ she/ it/ James + bare infinitive?

Does she go to bed early?



 

USAGE

  • To describe habits, timetables, repeated actions or events

    • “She usually wakes up at 6 o’clock.”

  • To talk about general truths

    • “The Sun rises in the East”

  • To give instructions or directions

    • “Don’t open that box. Throw it away.”

  • To talk about something that is fixed in the future

    • “The bus leaves at 8 pm. Hurry up!”



 

SIGNAL WORDS

Always, usually, often, sometimes, seldom, never, every day, every week, every month, every year, on Sundays, after school, before school.

 

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I hope you guys can learn more about Present Simple Tense from this short article. See you on the next Lesson! #2 ;)


 
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