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Mgr. Ema Jarošová
Present simple we use To talk about permanent situations I live in London but I come from Canada. For habitual actions or routines We see each other every day. For a general truth Cats don´t like water. Water boils at 100 degrees Centigrade.
In instructions and directions To get to my house, you take the first turning on the left. In film reviews and plot summaries Bullock gives a plausible performance in the lead role. In sports commentaries Beckham passes the ball to Cole – and he scores
These adverbs of frequency and time expressions are often used with the present simple: Never, hardly ever, rarely, seldom, occasionaly, sometimes, frequently, often, usually, always Every day/ week, in the morning/evenings, on mondays, once a week/year....
State verbs Describe a state, not an activity. They cannot normally be used in the continuous form: Mental/thinking verbs: agree, believe, disagree, doubt, expect*, forget*,know, realise, remember*, suppose, think*, understand Attitude verbs: dislike, hate, like, love, need, prefer, want Sense/ perception verbs: hear, see*, smell*, taste* Appearance: appear*, look*, resemble, seem, sound Being, possession: be*, belong to, consist of, contain, have*, include, own, possess Other verbs: cost, fit, matter, mean, owe
Present continuous we use For activities and situations that are temporary I´m only staying here for a short time. For actions in progress at the moment of speaking I´m taking a break. Situations that are changing Traffic is getting worse every year. Annoying habits with always You´re always forgetting your keys!
These time expressions are often used with the present continuous: Always, still, currently At present, at the moment, (right) now