Simple Present Tense - Usage
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We use the present simple to talk about actions we see as long term or permanent. It is a very common and very important tense.
Here, we are talking about regular actions or events.
  • They drive to the office every day.
  • She doesn't come here very often.
Here, we are talking about facts.  
  • Water freezes at 0° C or 32° F.
  • The Thames flows through London.
Here, we are talking about future facts, usually found in a timetable or a chart.
  • Christmas Day falls on a Monday this year.
  • The plane leaves at 5.00 tomorrow morning.
Here, we are talking about our thoughts and feelings at the time of speaking. Although these feelings can be short-term, we use the present simple and not the present continuous.
  • They don't ever agree with us.
  • I think you are right.
 
 
 

Summary

We use the present simple to talk about actions we see as long term or permanent. It is a very common and very important tense.
Here, we are talking about regular actions or events.
  • They drive to the office every day.
  • She doesn't come here very often.
Here, we are talking about facts.  
  • Water freezes at 0° C or 32° F.
  • The Thames flows through London.
Here, we are talking about future facts, usually found in a timetable or a chart.
  • Christmas Day falls on a Monday this year.
  • The plane leaves at 5.00 tomorrow morning.
Here, we are talking about our thoughts and feelings at the time of speaking. Although these feelings can be short-term, we use the present simple and not the present continuous.
  • They don't ever agree with us.
  • I think you are right.
 
 
 
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