Notes On Simple Present Tense - Usage - CBSE Class 7 English Grammar
THE SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE IS USED:
  • 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.
Be careful! The simple present is not used to express actions happening now.

MORE  EXAMPLES

For habits
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.
 
 

Summary

THE SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE IS USED:
  • 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.
Be careful! The simple present is not used to express actions happening now.

MORE  EXAMPLES

For habits
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.
 
 
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