THE SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE IS USED:
Be careful! The simple present is not used to express actions happening now.
- To express habits, general truths, repeated actions or unchanging situations, emotions and wishes:
I get up early (habit); I work in London (unchanging situation); London is a large city (general truth)
- To give instructions or directions:
You walk for two hundred metres, then you turn left.
- To express fixed arrangements, present or future:
Your exam starts at 09.00
- To express future time, after some conjunctions: after, when, before, as soon as, until:
He'll give it to you when you come next Saturday.
He drinks tea at breakfast.
She only eats fish.
They watch television regularly.
For repeated actions or events
We catch the bus every morning.
It rains every afternoon in the hot season.
They drive to Monaco every summer.
For general truths
Water freezes at zero degrees.
The Earth revolves around the Sun.
Her mother is an American.
For instructions or directions
Open the packet and pour the contents into hot water.
You take the No.6 bus to Watney and then the No.10 to Bedford.
For fixed arrangements
His mother arrives tomorrow.
Our holiday starts on the 26th March
With future constructions
She'll see you before she leaves.
We'll give it to her when she.