I. Form :
II. The Usages of Present Simple Tense
1. Habitual/ Regular Action
It is used with frequency adverbs / Time expressions.
Frequency adverbs are:
- seldom / rarely
- hardly ever
- almost never
Time Expressions are :
- all the time / at all times
- most of the time
- in general /generally
- once / twice / three times per week
- form time to time
- on Monday , Tuesday……
- every day / week / month / year
- every morning /afternoon / evening / night
Ex: Every morning, after getting up I concentrate & exercise together with my brother.
We all always make a good presentation when there is a competition of speaking.
The successful rarely waste their time of life to build good reputations.
My parents usually leave home at 6:20 in the morning and arrive home at 6:45 in the evening.
2. General Truths / Facts
• Natural Truths
EX: The earth is round , and it moves around the sun.
The sun raises on the east and sets on the west.
Mammals are born alive.
Fishes live in the water, and breathe underwater.
• Scientific Truths
EX: Water freezes at 0c , and boils at 100c.
A square has four equal sides.
Cholestrol causes high blood pressure.
Smoking causes lung and heart cancer.
Many fruits and vegetables contain vitamin A, B, & C.
• Social Truths
EX: Angkor Wat is the great well known temple in Cambodia.
Cambodian’s region is Buddhism.
People living in society need education to improve their skills, talents, & abilities.
Mr. Hun Sen is the premier of Cambodia.
3. Present Action
We use Present Simple Tense to indicate Present Action instead of Present Progressive
but it is used with Stative verbs only.
Kinds of stative Verbs :
thinking: believe forget imagine know realize recognize
suppose think understand want wish
emotion: like love loathe deny adore enjoy