What is it good for?
- Talking about habits.
- I drink coffee every morning.
- He doesn’t eat fish.
- They play soccer every weekend.
- Talking about repeating actions or events.
- It rains every day in the summer.
- We take a trip to France once a year.
- They play a soccer game here every Tuesday.
- Talking about general truths.
- I am from the United States.
- The Moon revolves around the Earth.
- Sharks live in the ocean.
- Talking about fixed plans.
- Her mother arrives on Friday.
- The appointment is at five o’clock.
This tense can also be used with future constructions: I will see you when you arrive here.
Important Notes about the 3rd Person Singular (he/she/it):
- always ends in -s: he drives, she sings, it falls.
- verbs ending in -y end in -ies: she flies, he cries.
- verbs ending in -ss, -x, -sh, -ch end in -es: it passes, she catches, he fixes.
Making it Negative:
Put do not/ don’t (or third person singular does not/doesn’t) between subject and verb for statements.
- I do not think.
- He does not read.
- She doesn’t understand.
Asking a Question:
Questions in the present perfect usually start with Do/Does.
Do + S + Verb (+ object)
- Do you think?
- Does she want something?
- Do we eat this?
You can also ask questions starting with the Be verb: Are you French? Are you tired? Is he handsome?
Questions? Ask in the Contact Form or book a class with me to practice!