Arbeitsblatt: Simple present explanation
Simple present description
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Simple Present Examples You speak English Do you speak English? You do not speak English USE Repeated Actions Use the Simple Present to express the idea that an action is repeated or usual The action can be habit, hobby, daily event, scheduled event or something that often happens It can also be something person often forgets or usually does not do Examples play tennis She does not play tennis Does he play tennis? The train leaves every morning at AM The train does not leave at AM When does the train usually leave? She always forgets her purse He never forgets his wallet Every twelve months, the Earth circles the Sun Does the Sun circle the Earth? USE Facts or Generalizations The Simple Present can also indicate the speaker believes that fact was true before, is true now, and will be true in the future It is not important if the speaker is correct about the fact It is also used to make generalizations about people or things Examples Cats like milk Birds do not like milk Do pigs like milk? California is in America USE Scheduled Events in the Near Future Speakers occasionally use Simple Present to talk about scheduled events in the near future This is most commonly done when talking about public transportation, but it can be used with other scheduled events as well Examples The train leaves tonight at PM The bus does not arrive at AM, it arrives at PM When do we board the plane? The party starts at oclock When does class begin tomorrow? USE Now (Non Continuous Verbs) Speakers sometimes use the Simple Present to express the idea that an action is happening or is not happening now This can only be done with Non Continuous Verbs and certain Mixed Verbs Examples am here now She is not here now He needs help right now He does not need help now He has his passport in his hand Do you have your passport with you?