To talk about your daily routine we need a special tense, an easy tense. This post is about present simple and how we use it to talk about our routine.
To begin, study this short text:
My name is John and I work at a water factory. I work every day from Monday to Friday. I get up at 7 o’clock and I have a shower. I eat toast with fruits and I drive to work. My boss comes to work at 8 and we talk about problems and solutions. I finish work at 5 and I go back home. I have dinner and I watch TV. At 11 I go to bed.
We see that the verbs are easy and the form is almost identical.
Form in affirmative
❗️ we see that for He/She/It we have an extra S. We always use S.
⛔️ Rules for S
1. simple S
In 90% of cases we have a simple s.
Eg. Drink – He drinks
Talk – She talks
Walk – It walks
2. we put ES for verbs that end in H,O,X,Z
Eg. Attach – It attaches
Do – He does
Xerox – She xeroxes
Buzz – It buzzes
3. Y transforms in IES if we have consonant and y
Eg. Cry – She cries
Fly – It flies
⛔️ vowel and Y – simple s
Eg. Play – He plays
⛔️ to be and to have are irregular ▶️ he is and she has
1. Fill in the blanks with the affirmative form:
- Mary …… a lot of water. (drink)
- We …… at the weekend. (dance)
- She …… to eat more vegetables. (try)
- I …… my boss every morning. (see)
- Mary and John …… to work together. (go)
- You …… English really fast. (speak)
- John …… at every joke. (laugh)
- They …… to New York every year. (fly)
- It …… every day this week. (rain)
- We …… reports for work. (make)
2. Write about your daily routine.
Next lesson: negatives and questions plus more exercises.