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Summary of Tenses SIMPLE TENSES 1.Simple Present/Present Simple   Use 1) repeated actions My friend often  draw s  nice posters. 2) things in general The sun  rise in the East. 3) fixed arrangements, scheduled events The plane  fl ie s  to London every Monday. 4) actions in the present - one follows after the other First I  get  up, then I  have  breakfast. 5) instructions Open  your books at page 34. 6) with special verbs understand  English. Signal words every day, often, always, sometimes, never Form infinitive      (3rd person singular he, she, it:      infinitive      +      -s     )   Examples Affirmative sentences: read  books. My brother  read s  books. We  sing  pop songs. She  sing s  pop songs.
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play  handball. John  play s  handball. Negative sentences: You must not negate a full verb in English. Always use the auxiliary  do  for negations. I   Like computers. I don't Like computers at all. My friend   Like s computers. My mum doesn't Like computers at all. Questions: Use the auxiliary  do . Do  you  play  football? Does  he  play  football? 2.Simple Past/Past Simple  -  Use 1) action finished in the past visit ed  Berlin last week. 2) series of completed actions in the past First I  got  up, then I  had  breakfast 3) together with the Past Progressive/Continuous - The Simple Past interrupted an action which was in progress in the  past. They  were   play ing  cards when the telephone  rang . Signal words yesterday, last week, a month ago, in 2002 Form - with regular verbs:      infinitive      +      -ed      with irregular verbs:      2nd column      of the table of the irregular verbs     Examples
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Affirmative sentences: regular verbs irregular verbs play ed  football. went  to the cinema. We  visit ed  Alaska last year. We  were  in Rome yesterday. Negative sentences: You must not negate a full verb in English. Always use the auxiliary  did  (Simple Past of to do) for negations. I   play ed football. I didn't play football. He didn't play football. Questions: Use the auxiliary  did  (Simple Past of to do). Did  you  play  football? 3. Will-Future will-future  Use 1)  Future actions happen without the speaker's intention The sun  will  shine  tomorrow.  2)   Predictions, assumptions I think Sue  will  arrive  in Paris at 6 pm.   3) Spontaneous actions Hang on! I 'll  have  a word with you. Signal words tomorrow, later, next week
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Form will  + infinitive   Examples Affirmative sentences:  He  will   play  football. He
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