Grammar Made Easy: Talking about the Present
5 Aug 2014 admin
#1 The simple present is used to express actions that are habitual or usually repeated. It could be a hobby that you are very fond of doing or a habit you have developed over the years
Dad leaves for work at 7 am.
Maria usually pays her bills on time.
The train leaves at 3 pm, so we better get going.
#2 The simple present is also used to expressed an information that is generally accepted or facts that are considered common knowledge.
It takes 24 hours for earth to make one full rotation on its axis.
The sun rises in the east.
America is the land of milk and honey.
#3 The simple present can also be used to express scheduled events and future actions that you are very likely to take part in.
The concert starts at 8 pm, so we better get going.
Don’t be late. The test begins right on time.
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