3. The simple present tense is used to
describe habits, unchanging situations,
general truths, and fixed arrangements.
The simple present tense is simple to
form. Just use the base form of the
verb: (I take, you take, we take, they
take) The 3rd person singular takes an -
s at the end. (he takes, she takes)
> I get the service bus at
7:00 every morning.
> Adam brushes his teeth
before he goes to bed.
> I play football at break
> My sister goes sailing at
Things that are always true
We use the Present Simple to talk about things that are always
• The sky is blue.
• The Earth goes round the Sun.
• I am a student.
• Tigers are big cats.
• School starts at 8.05am and finishes at 3.30pm.
7. For repeated actions or events.
We catch the bus every morning.
It rains every afternoon.
They drive to Monaco every summer.
In the third person singular the
verb always ends in -s:
he wants, she needs, he gives, she
Add -es to verbs ending in:-ss, -x, -sh,
he passes, she catches, he fixes, it
Verbs ending in -y : the third person
changes the -y to -ies:
fly --> flies, cry --> cries
Exception: if there is a vowel before
play --> plays, pray --> prays
Notes on the