Present Simple

Present Simple Present Simple Usage 1 Routines and repeated actions Positive:  subject + verb 1 You eat cake. Negative:  subject + don’t/doesn’t + verb 1 You don’t eat cake. Question:  do/does + subject + verb 1 Do you eat cake? Usage 2 Facts and generalisations Positive:  subject + verb 1 You know the answer. Negative:  subject + don’t/doesn’t…

Verb Forms

Verb Forms Verb Forms What are verb forms? English verbs change ‘form’ depending on how they are used.  For example, the verb ‘to watch’ can be watch, watched, watches or watching, depending on the tense of the sentence. I watch TV. present simple form / verb 1 I watched TV yesterday. past simple form / verb 2 I’ve watched this TV show before.…

Past Simple Regular Verb Rules

Past Simple Regular Verb Rules Past Simple Regular Verb Rules What are the rules for past simple regular verbs? Note: Before learning about the rules for past simple regular verbs, we recommend that you visit our past simple page, first. Past Simple When using the past simple, it’s not always the case that we just add ‘ed’ for…

Past Simple

Past Simple Past Simple Usage 1 Completed actions Positive:  subject + verb 2 He played football. Negative:  subject + didn’t + verb 1 He didn’t play football. Question:  Did + subject + verb 1 Did he play football? Usage 2 Facts and generalisations Positive:  subject + verb 2 She liked chips when she was younger. Negative:  subject + didn’t + verb…