Verb tenses - Simple present

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There are two basic forms for the simple present tense. One ends with -s or -es and the other does not.

Here are two examples:

I talk
You talk
She talks
We talk
They talk

I watch
You watch
She watches
We watch
They watch

THE BIG PICTURE: Use the simple present for an action is repeated or usual. The action can be a habit, something that happens daily or often, or a scheduled event. Examples: Every Thursday night, we watch The Office on TV. Joey and Jane walk to school.

The simple present can also be used to say that the action is happening now. Examples: The house needs to be cleaned today. We're going to the movies now.

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