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Title: PRESENT TENSES:


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PRESENT TENSES
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Present tenses
  • There are four present tenses in English
  • Present simple
  • Present continuous
  • Present perfect simple
  • Present perfect continuous

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Present simple uses
  • I always have my breakfast in bed.
  • I go for a walk every afternoon.
  • Why are we using the present simple here?

4
Present simple uses
  • HABITS

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Present simple uses
  • Water boils when you heat it.
  • I have black eyes.
  • Why are we using the present simple here?

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Present simple uses
  • SOMETHING THAT IS ALWAYS TRUE,
  • A PERMANENT SITUATION

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Present simple uses
  • I work in Puerto de la Cruz.
  • I live in La Orotava.
  • Why are we using the present simple here?

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Present simple uses
  • SOMETHING THAT IS TRUE FOR A LONG TIME

9
Present simple uses
  • The plane leaves at 5.00.
  • When you arrive, phone me.
  • Why are we using the present simple here?

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Present simple uses
  • TO REFER TO FUTURE TIME
  • IN FIXED EVENTS ON A TIMETABLE, CALENDAR, ETC.
  • IN TIME CLAUSES

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Present simple uses
  • If I stay up late, I feel awful.
  • If I pass this exam, Ill have a party.
  • Why are we using the present simple here?

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Present simple uses
  • IN ZERO AND FIRST CONDITIONAL CLAUSES

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Present continuous uses
  • Its raining.
  • Im writing my doctoral thesis.
  • Why are we using the present continuous here?

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Present continuous uses
  • ACTIVITIES HAPPENING NOW,
  • ACTIVITIES HAPPENING AROUND NOW

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Present continuous uses
  • My sisters living at home for the moment until
    she finds a place of her own.
  • Why are we using the present continuous here?

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Present continuous uses
  • TEMPORARY ACTIVITIES OR SITUATIONS AROUND THE
    PRESENT MOMENT

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Present continuous uses
  • Were getting married in October.
  • Im having dinner with Anne tomorrow.
  • Why are we using the present continuous here?

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Present continuous uses
  • FUTURE PERSONAL PLANS

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Present continuous uses
  • Ive lost my key again. Im always losing things.
  • My moms always telling me what I should and
    shouldnt eat.
  • Why are we using the present continuous here?

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Present continuous uses
  • WITH FREQUENCY ADVERBS (ALWAYS) TO TALK ABOUT
    HABITS AND TO CRITICISE

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Present perfect simple uses
  • Weve lived here for ten years.
  • Weve been friends since 2002.
  • Why are we using the present perfect simple here?

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Present perfect simple uses
  • UNFINISHED ACTIVITIES THAT CONTINUE UP TO THE
    PRESENT

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Present perfect simple uses
  • Ive just been to the shops.
  • Ive already found my purse.
  • Why are we using the present perfect simple here?

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Present perfect simple uses
  • FINISHED ACTIVITIES THAT
  • Finished recently
  • Have a result at present

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Present perfect simple uses
  • Ive never been to La Gomera.
  • Have you ever been to Scotland?
  • Why are we using the present perfect simple here?

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Present perfect simple uses
  • INDEFINITE PAST EXPERIENCES

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Present perfect simple uses
  • My English has improved since this course
    started.
  • Why are we using the present perfect simple here?

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Present perfect simple uses
  • TO TALK ABOUT CHANGE

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Present perfect continuous uses
  • Weve been living here for ten years.
  • Why are we using the present perfect continuous
    here?

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Present perfect continuous uses
  • LONGER UNFINISHED ACTIVITIES THAT CONTINUE UP TO
    THE PRESENT

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Present perfect continuous uses
  • Your eyes are red. Have you been crying?
  • Why are we using the present perfect continuous
    here?

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Present perfect continuous uses
  • LONGER FINISHED ACTIVITIES THAT
  • Finished recently
  • Have a result at present

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Present perfect continuous uses
  • Ive been coming to China for nearly 20 years.
  • Why are we using the present perfect continuous
    here?

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Present perfect continuous uses
  • REPEATED ACTIONS THAT CONTINUE UP TO THE PRESENT

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PRESENT TENSES
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  • Carmen Luisa Pérez Amaro
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