3.1. Present Simple he, she, it
1 The Present Simple expresses a fact which is always true, or true for a long time.
He comes from Switzerland.
She works in a bank.
2 It also expresses a habit.
She goes skiinng in winter.
He never has a holiday.
Have is irregular. She has a dog. NOT she
|doesn’t live||in France.||doesn’t = does not|
|Yes/No questions||Short answers|
|live||in Australia?in France?||Yes, he does.
No, she doesn’t.
Yes, it does.
3.2. Spelling of the third person singular
1 Most verbs add -s in the third person singular.
But go and do are different. They add -es.
2 If the verb ends in -s, -sh, or -ch, add -es.
3 If the verb ends in a consonant + -y, the y changes to -ies.
But if the verb ends in a vowel + -y the y does not change.
4 Have is irregular.
She lives in Switzerland.
She goes skiing in her free time.
In the evening we have supper.
A nurse looks after people in hospital.
She likes going for walks in summer.
Get on the bus.
He lives on an island in the west of Scotland.
He collect the post from the boat.
He delivers the beer to the pub.
He drives the children to school.
At ten we go to bed.
He likes listening to music.
He speaks to people on his radio.
She’s married to an American.
There’s letter for you.
He makes breakfast for the guests.
He writes for a newspaper.
He works as an undertaker.
Tourists come by boat.
It’s about 6.30.