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Salman AlShammari

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The simple present is one of the common most used tense in everyday english 1

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Use1. General time:Permanent situation

e.g. Alice works for an insurance company.

Things that happen regularly.

e.g. I play volleyball every Friday. Past Now Future

Past * * * * Now * * * FutureSimple Present 3

Use2. Not used for things happening just around the present:Compare:It usually snows in January.Look. It is snowing. (Not look. It snows.)

I play volleyball every Friday.Where is Salman? He is playing volleyball. (Not He plays volleyball. )

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Use3. Non-progressive verbs:I like this drink very much. (Not I am liking).I believe you. (Not I am believing you.)I see what you mean. (Not I am seeing)

List of common verbs which are not used in progressive forms may be found in this link:http://esl.about.com/od/grammarstructures/a/a_auxpres.htm Simple Present 5

Use4. Talking about the future:His train arrives at 11:46. I start my new job tomorrow.

He will sue anybody who touches his possessions. (Not will touch)Ill phone you when I get home. (Not will get)

Why dont you take a day off tomorrow?

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Helpful LinksSimple present tense video:http://youtu.be/X8lu4_5F0hgNon action verbs:http://youtu.be/mvtN9WOKqk8 http://youtu.be/i2MbvSq0BLU Practice simple present:http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests/simple-present-1

http://www.eclecticenglish.com/grammar/PresentContinuous1H.htmlThank youSimple Present 10

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