Use this tense to refer toad n action that is a habit or a Fact.
Examples: Birds have wings (Fact)
Mike plays baseball every summer (habit)
Key words: Always / often / usually / generally / sometimes / seldom / rarely / never
Every day- week…
|AFFIRMATIVE |QUESTIONFORM ADD DO OR DOES |NEGATIVE FORM ADD DO NOT DOES NOT |CONTRACTED FORM |
|I THINK |DO I |I DO NOT |DON´T |
|YOU THINK |DO YOU |YOU DO NOT |DON´T|
|SHE THINKS |DOES SHE |SHE DOES NOT |DOESN´T |
|HE THINKS ( ADD S OR ES ) |DOES HE THINK? |HE DOES NOT THINK |DOESN´T |
|IT THINKS |DOES IT |ITDOES NOT |DOESN´T |
|WE THINK |DO WE |WE DO NOT |DON´T |
|THEY THINK |DO THEY |THEY DO NOT |DON´T |
EXCEPTION: BE(IS, AM, ARE)
|AFFIRMATIVE |QUESTION FORM MOVE “BE” BEFORE THE |NEGATIVE FORM ADD “NOT” |CONTRACTED FORM |
| |SUBJECT | | |
|I |AM I|I AM NOT | ---------- |
|AM | | | |
| |IS SHE|SHE IS NOT |(ISN´T) |
|HE /SHE / IT | | | |
|IS | |THEY ARE NOT |(AREN´T) |
| |ARE THEY || |
|WE / YOU / THEY / ARE | | | |
Remember that the verb be is used when we want to identify:
Age He is 40 years old. (never use has to depict age!)
Hunger andthirst Ellen is thirsty and I am hungry.
Temperature It is cold and rainy outside. It is never warm
this time of year.
The apartment building is sixty years
The main office is open
Some people are very unhappy about the building maintenance
I am happy with my apartment
THIRD-PERSON SINGULAR: SPELLING TIPS
Addes to verbs that end in s, ch, sh, x, and o
I fix He fixes
We go It goes
CHANGE Y TO IES WHEN THE VERB ENDS IN CONSONANT + Y.
I study She studies
You carry He carries
Note : if the verb ends in vowel + y, then keep the t and add s.
We play He plays