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Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #117565: Present Simple
The simple present tense is one of the several forms of verbs in English; this lesson will explain its uses.
The simple present tense is used:
-> to talk about habits.
(1) He DRINKS tea at breakfast.
(2) She only EATS fish.
(3) They WATCH television regularly.
-> to talk about repeated actions or events.
(1) We CATCH the bus every morning.
(2) They DRIVE to Monaco every summer.
-> to express general truths or facts.
(1) Water BOILS at one hundred degrees.
(2) My mother IS Spanish.
-> to talk about fixed arrangements.
(1) The library OPENS at eight.
(2) Our holiday STARTS on the 26th of April.
-> to give instructions or directions.
(1) OPEN the packet and POUR the contents into warm water.
(2) You TAKE the No.7 bus to Watney and then the No.10 to Bedford.
NOTE: All the verbs take "singular forms" when conjugated in the third person singular (he, she, it) form.
(a) John/He WATCHES TV regularly.
(b) Mary/She WORKS hard.
(c) The Earth/It REVOLVES round the Sun.
Exception: The verb "to have" changes its forms as follows. I HAVE two sisters and two brothers. But she HAS one sister and two brothers.
Surely, there is a little test for you to do. Write the verbs in brackets in present simple .
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