The simple present, also called of the indicative one, is the simplest verbal time of the English
It is in the habit of using for speaking on facts that constitute habits orcustoms
There is formed by the form base of the verb of the infinitive. This infinitive consists of two particles: to and the form bases of the verb, this way, for example, to eat is an infinitive that itmeans to eat.
|Conjugación |Inglés |Español |
|1ª per. singular |I work |yo trabajo |
|2ª per. singular |you work|tú trabajas |
|3ª per. singular |he works |él trabaja |
| |she works |ella trabaja |
| |It works|(para objetos) |
|1ª per. plural |we work |nosotros/as trabajmos |
|2ª per. plural |you work |vosotros/as trabajais |
|3ª per. plural|they work |ellos/as trabajan |
The only difficulty writes, since of custom, in 3 ª person of the singular one; of fact, this one 3 ª person is special at the moment of bringingtogether verbs. General rule is added “s”, though we will see that some exceptions exist.
Uses of the simple present
This verbal time is in use for expressing facts or general truths
TheSun warms the atmosphere. -> El Sol calienta la armósfera.
Also we use the simple present to speak about habits; in this case, in the prayer it is in the habit of appearing expressions of frequency, sinceusually or always.
We play tennis usually. -> Nosotros jugamos al tenis ocasionalmente.
You study always. -> Nosotros estudiamos siempre.
Also we use it to express horarior or you programme (asthe program of a theatrical spectacle).
The train leaves in an hour. -> El tren llega en una hora.
Orthographic rules for 3 ª person of the singular one
As general rule, to the verbal form...