What do you do every day?
The present simple is used to show habits and routines. It is also used for facts that are always true. It is formed by adding -s or -es to the end of the verb.
Using the Present Simple
Present Simple is a verb tense used to describe actions that happen consistently, regularly, or habitually in the present. Examples of actions in the present simple tense include: I speak, You walk, They play. The present simple is made up of a subject (I, you, they, etc.), an auxiliary verb (do, does), and a main verb (speak, walk, play, etc.) In the present simple, the auxiliary verb always comes before the subject. Examples include: Does she study? and Do they sleep?
The present simple tense is sometimes referred to as 'the present indefinite' because it can express an action that is not necessarily happening now. The present simple can also be used to talk about the future, especially when talking about timetables or fixed arrangements. The present simple is sometimes used to express feelings or opinions that are generally true, such as 'I like ice cream' or 'it rains a lot in Seattle.'
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Work together in pairs: What is the present simple tense used for?
What is the present simple form of the verb "to be"?
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Brain break: Draw yourself as a superhero with an unusual power, like the ability to turn invisible while sneezing!
Which sentence is in the present simple tense?
- I eat breakfast every morning
- I ate breakfast this morning
What is the present simple form of 'to be'?
Which sentence uses the third person singular form correctly?
- He walk to school every day.
- He walks to school every day.
'She _____ her homework before dinner.' What verb would you use to complete this sentence in present simple?
What adverb of frequency is used for something that happens once a week?