The present simple

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Use

We use the present simple for

  • thoughts and feelings: / think so, I like it.
  • states, things staying the same, facts and
    things that are true for a long time:
    We live quite near (see Unit 7)
  • states, things staying the same, facts and things that are true for a long time: We live quite near.
  • repeated actions: We come here every week.

and also

  • in phrases like I promise, I agree, etc: I promise I'll pay you back.
  • in a negative question with why to make a suggestion: Why don't we go out?
Positive forms
I/you/we/they get
he/she/it gets
In the present simple we use the verb without an ending.
I get the lunch ready at one o'clock, usually.
But in the third person singular (after he, she, it, your friend, etc), the verb ends in s or es.
My husband thinks so, too.
Negatives and questions
NEGATIVE
I/you/we/they do not get OR don't get
he/she/it does not get OR doesn't get
QUESTION
do I/we/you/they get?
does he/she/it get?
We use a form of do in negatives and questions. We use do and don't except in the third
person singular, where we use does and doesn't.
We don't live far away. He doesn't want to go shopping.

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