Lesson 20: PRESENT SIMPLE USE

This formation means 'not past'. It includes 'here and now', but it does not usually tell exactly when.

Everyday life and habits

EXAMPLES:
Where does he live?
She wears expensive clothes.
She doesn't work in an office.
We do not work on Fridays.
Do you play tennis?


Facts about the world

EXAMPLES:
Money doesn't grow on trees.
It never rains in the summer.
Britain lies off the north-west coast of Europe.
Does Brazil export cocoa?


Feelings and thoughts

EXAMPLES:
How many languages do you know?
I believe in God.
She doesn't like coffee.


Characteristics

EXAMPLES:
These flowers smell nice.
My car doesn't go very fast.


Instructions

EXAMPLE: You cook it for five minutes, and then put the onions in.


Future arrangements

EXAMPLES:
The World Cup begins tomorrow.
The course ends in two weeks.

NOTICE: Present simple or present continuous or present perfect? (Lesson 39)


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