Form of Simple Present
- P: He speaks.
- N: He does not speak.
- Q: Does he speak?
Use of Simple Present
Simple Present is used for actions and situations in the present.
- Facts and situations in the present
Expresses a fact or given situation.Examples:
Our secretary works very hard.
I do not agree with you.
- Actions in the present
Actions that take place never, once, several times or regualary. (see also: signal words)Beispiele:
Mister Brown never attends a meeting. He always sends me.
- Actions set by a timetable or schedule
Actions in the future that we cannot influence, as their course is set by a timetable or schedule.Examples:
The train leaves at 6:24.
The conference starts at 9:30.
Signal Words of Simple Present
always, every …, never, normally, often, seldom, sometimes, usually If Clause Type I (If I talk, …)