English Grammar lesson – Errors made using ‘Simple Present Tense’ ( English for Beginners)


{Errors made while using the simple present tense} Hi friends, I’m back with a new lesson. Well! when someone asks you What time do you wake up? what do you say….. ‘I’m waking up’, ‘I have woken up’ or ‘I wake up’ Well! a lot of people get confused because they really don’t know what form of VERB they should use when
they have to speak about a daily routine action. Well! this is what
today’s lesson is about using the ‘Simple Present Tense” as you know every verb has three forms –
The present The Past and The Past Participle. So, in the simple present tense, remember you use only the simple form of the verb or the base form of the verb So, we’re going to take a look at, when do we use the Simple Present Tense, Okay Well! I like Chocolates Now, if you see- like is the present form of the verb generally I like chocolate, so when you
talk about preferences habits, taste – things that you do daily you always say – I like chocolates – you cannot
say – I’m liking chocolates it’s not correct, right? because first of all
like doesn’t go in the ‘ING’ form. So, you see I
like chocolates so generally, I like chocolates, okay! so you use the simple present tense I like chocolates. okay, He plays tennis Now, remember for the third person
singular He , She or IT you use the verb in the ‘s’ form okay, so ‘go’ becomes ‘goes’, ‘do; becomes ‘does’ ‘dance’ becomes ‘dances’. This is a rule that you have to follow, only for the third person simple present tense. So, I
cannot say “He play tennis” that is incorrect – ” He plays tennis” you see the verb again is in the simple present tense, okay. So supposing, I’m talking about my friend
who likes to play tennis. I say – “He plays tennis regularly” Okay, so when you talk about regular actions, routines you use the
simple present tense. So, he plays tennis regularly” okay, so you have words like regularly, usually, often. okay, So, “He plays tennis regularly” – a routine
action it could be once in a week, it could be once in fifteen days, it could be every evening but this is something that he generally
does, so use the simple present tense okay, don’t say “He’s playing tennis” if
you say “He’s playing tennis” that means – He’s playing tennis right now
but if I want to talk about an action that he does regularly I’m gonna say “He plays tennis” okay Now, “The Sun rises in the east” The sun is the third-person (it) So, I have put the verb in the ‘s’ form rises in the east, any universal truth general facts – you put it in the simple
present tense Well ! another general fact – say for example ‘ Cats like milk’ okay, I can’t say – Cats are liking milk, Cats like milk. it’s a general fact, that we are talking
about, any universal truth we use the simple present tense. Okay, and of course every day the Sun rises in the
east Okay, friends so I hope this is clear to you so far.
For general facts with universal truths you use the simple
present tense Okay, the next sentence – The train leaves at 8 PM Now, today’s the present, I may be
speaking about next week okay, but I say next week my
train leaves at 8 p.m. may be wondering when she’s
talking about next week why am I using the simple present tense well! This is a schedule, a fixed timetable…
a schedule The first flight to New York leaves at seven in the morning okay, so
probably every day or maybe three times a week it a fixed schedule there is a flight
that leaves at seven in the morning so any fixed schedule, any timetable that is regular, that is routine you put it in the simple present okay, now sometimes there are some verbs we cannot put in the continuous form that means in the
‘ing’ form though technically they they should be in the ‘ing’ form but
there are certain exceptions now for example the verb ‘be’ okay, ‘be’ very rarely goes in the ‘ing’ form but I wanna say I’m here now, though right now, my action of being here is on, I cannot say – “I
am being here” that is the way it is, my present is on
here right now I cannot put it in the ‘ing’ form
because that’s the rule, there are certain verbs that just don’t go in the ‘ing’ form so you put it in the simple present
tense saying – I am here now. So, remember we use a simple present
tense for verbs that we cannot put in the ‘ing’ form likewise the next sentence He has his passport in his hand. Now, right now
he’s holding his passport ideally it should be – He’s having. Now,
lot of people make this mistake they say I’m having money, I’m having my passport,
though it’s technically it’s correct that right now you are possessing it but remember when you use ‘have’ to
indicate possession of something you do not put it in the
‘ing’ form, you put it in the simple present tense. He has…. well! with
he, she , it we always use ‘have’ So, He has his passport in his hand. You
do not say… He is having….. Remember a structure like this – He is having when you want to say he’s possessing,
does not go in the ‘ing’ form. Do remember that, alright!
So, for verbs like- see….. Well! ‘love’ you don’t tell someone -I’m
loving you, you tell someone ‘I love you’ right? you do not put it in the ‘ing’ form, to use the simple present tense okay, I hope these examples clear We are gonna take a look at how to make
questions and negative in the Simple Present tense So, now ‘John is intelligent’ this is a simple
present tense, he is intelligent now if I make this into question, all I’m
going to do is put ‘is’ that’s the verb, before the subject like
this ‘Is John intelligent?’ with a question mark okay, now when you have….. is, am, are in the simple present tense
you do not use ‘do’ and ‘does’ okay, you just have to take – is, am, are before the subject and you have a
question there.. Is John intelligent? Do not say – Does is
John intelligent, don’t get confused just remember when you use (is, am, are) all you
need to do is bring it before the subject and add a
question mark okay Well! In negative you would say…. John isn’t intelligent. Or John is not intelligent. okay, you just add a ‘not’ Okay, friends the next sentence – The train leave at 6:00.
This is a statement Okay, If I want to ask, I would say – Does the train leave at 6:00? Now, because the verb has a ‘s’ form here it’s the third person, so when
you make a question when you talk about a third
person singular you use ‘does’ okay, you have – do+es that makes its ‘does’ Does the train leave? okay, you are going to drop the ‘s’ here This ‘s’ over here, you gonna drop it, you will not say – Does the train leaves? that’s wrong, you say – Does the train leave
at 6:00? because ‘do’ has taken the responsibility of the
‘s’ by taking an ‘es’ so you dropped the ‘s’ here
okay Do remember this, don’t make the mistake by saying – Does the train leaves? It’s – Does the train leave at six o’clock? okay, so remember you
use ‘does’ for the third person to make a question okay, The next sentence – they play tennis They play tennis. If I want to ask you I’m gonna say – Do they play tennis? Here I
do not use ‘does’, ‘Does’ is used only for third person singular this is third person plural, you
just use ‘do’ Do the play tennis? okay, and you have
a question there Well! so, remember ‘do’ and ‘does’ is used only in simple present tense to make a question. Okay, now the next example I know him. now this is a positive
statement, if I wanna put it in negative okay in the simple present tense I don’t
say – I not know him. that’s wrong or I’m not knowing him that again wrong, you say- I don’t know
him or I do not know him. don’t is a contraction of do+not So, you say – I don’t know him okay so don’t is the negative of do, I know him….. I don’t know him okay and the last example – She dances
well. you have the ‘s’ form here, she dances – third person – She dances well. So, general fact, that she does, When you ask the question Does she dance well? Okay, So you use – Does she dance well? and not – Does she dances well? This is the question. Well! If I put a negative She doesn’t or does not dance well. that’s my question. She doesn’t dance well –and not —she doesn’t dances well, drop the ‘s’ because you’ve taken does She doesn’t dance well. Okay, friends So, remember with is, am, are you don’t use do and does you only use it before the subject, incase you make a question, but if you want to put it in negative, all you
need to say is – John is not I am NOT, You are not… alright? In case of
a question in the simple present tense you use – do and does in case of negatives – you use don’t and doesn’t Okay friends, Well this brings me to
the end of this lesson I hope you enjoyed watching it, I’m sure
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  1. Hi, Can I ask you a question, teacher?
    In this sentence: "David (not visit) …………………… the museum with his class today." Can I use both simple future tense and simple present tense for "… "?

  2. I appreciate your all lessons and I appreciate you too! because your explanation is very good English grammar. When I start to focus your lessons I am really inspire! Continue…… well done!

  3. Stop praising this girl, she knows nothing but pathetic makeup. Everything she is teaching here has been copied from here
    https://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/simplepresent.html. Even examples are the same. Rat ke ayee aur yahan udel diya.

  4. hi archna how are you? today lesson was very useful for me,becouse i was little confuesed about how to make question of..is are am and do does.but now i understud.

  5. Mam, with name what we need to add 's' or 'es'. Eg: India likes cricket or India like cricket. Which sentence is correct ? Ram likes playing guitar or Ram like playing guitar.

  6. Hi rachna in HusNaiN from pak I'm the fan of your way of teaching
    I have learned a lot from you
    Can u plz make a video on prepositions of place

  7. Madam, I am watching the video from India. I live in Jangipur, w. B. Your teaching is sooooooooo.
    Nice. Now I have watched the video. 15/03 /2018 at 11:39 play. Please. P. M

  8. OK, so can anyone explain me the difference between:
    # The train leaves at 8pm.
    # The train will leave at 8pm.
    # The train would leave at 8pm.
    # The train will be leaving at 8pm.
    # The train would be leaving at 8pm.

  9. Explain all tenses at one place with tense chart and explain in more deatail because I like ur teaching way so please follow and post a vedio as soon as possible

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  11. I have seen in Mac Donald's a advertising written" i am loving it".is this sentence correct?

  12. My English grammar with Professor Miss India Swami me for me yes my great Fortune comes from your heart comes out of your vessel and you are virgin vessel sent to me please go slower and open all the channels so I can have a spiritual awakening cleanse from you instructions thank you so much very good and I appreciate you more than you know

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