Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Simple Form


We'll begin our examination of all the tenses by first looking at the present tense. There are four present tenses and we'll begin with the present simple tense. It's the most common tense in the English language as it talks about things in general, general facts, routines, habits. Those are usages that we'll look at in a little while but first let's focus on the form of the tense. Here, we've got our subjects 'I', 'you', 'we', 'they' and the base form of the verb followed by the rest of our sentence. Here for the 'he', 'she' and 'it' subjects, we have to conjugate our verb and in this case we've added an '-es' for 'teaches' followed by the rest of our sentence. With subjects 'I', 'you', 'we' and 'they' the pattern stays the same throughout we use the base form of the verb. However, with subjects 'he', 'she' and 'it' we have some patterns for verb conjugations that we need to have a look at.

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In this unit I learned the two productive skilss;The Speaking and Writing skills.Some speaking activities which I learned are drilling,prompting,model dialogues.The teacher must encourage the student to speak.I also learned in this unit about some games which can be use in class lesson.I had a hard time with this unit again, I have a low score all the time, but I'm trying very hard, I want to pass so I can work teaching English and Spanish I know is very important to learn from ITT and I wish is a easy way for me to finish this class, no idea what i'm doing sometimes.This unit was useful to remind me and show me, all possible confusion by using future tenses. That was really interesting to work on this unit and its help me to know all difference between future tenses, and the new thing I learned was about present tense uses to formulate the future.