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Present Simple or Present Progressive The difference

Preent Simple Present progressive

Utilis avec des adverbes de frquence
(Used with adverbs of frequency):
always (toujours),
usually(dhabitude), never (jamais),
often (souvent), first(premier),
then(alors), sometimes(parfois),
every (chaque)

Ex: She sings in the every morning.

Actions qui se passent en ce moment
en train de Now pourrait aussi
signifier dans cette second, ce mois-ci,
aujourdhui, cette anne, cette sicle
(Actions taking place at this moment:
NOW (maintenant) What Now
means? It could mean in this second,
in this month, today, this year,
this century)

Ex: He is singing (now).

Routine quotidienne (Daily routine)

Ex: He wakes up (everyday) at 7 am.

Pour plusieurs actions qui se passent en
mme temps (For several actions
happening at the same time)

Ex: I am eating and he is watching

Action planifie ou fixe (Action set by
timetable or schedule)

Ex: The movie starts at 7:40 pm

Arrangement dans un future proche
(Arrangement for a near future)

Ex: Im going to the cinema this evening.
Pour une vrit scientifique ou faits (For
a scientific truth or facts)
Ex: The Rhne rises as an effluent of the Rhne
Glacier in Valais, in the Swiss Alps
(in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rh%C3%B4ne)

Pour parler dune action qui est en
cours (To talk about an action in

Ex: She is studying to become a teacher.

Quand utilis avec toujours ou
constamment, il exprime une ide de
quelque chose dirritant ou dtonnant
pour nous. (When used with always or
constantly expresses the idea of
something irritating or shocking often
Ex: He is constantly getting on my nerves

Present Simple or Present Progressive The difference
Rgles du prsent continu (Rules for the present progressive)
- Si le verbe se termine en e, on omet le -e et on ajoute ing (If a verb ends in e, omit the e
and add ing)

- Un verbe avec une seule voyelle suivi dune seul consonne, on double la consonne final
(Verb with a single vowel followed by a single consonant doubles its final consonant).

- Si le verbe se termine avec ic, on change par icK et on rajoute -ing (If a verb ends with ic,
change it to ick and add ing)

Rgles pour le present simple
- A la 3me personne du singulier, ne pas oublier le s!

Affirmative Ngative Interrogative

I play
You play
He/She/It plays
We play
You play
They play

I dont play
You dont play
He/She/It doesnt play
We dont play
You dont play
They dont play

Do I play?
Do You play?
Does He/She/It play?
Do We play?
Do You play?
Do They play?

Pour les verbes qui terminent en -O, -CH, -SH, -SS, -X, ou Z la 3
personne du
singulier on rajoute -ES
(For verbs that end in -O, -CH, -SH, -SS, -X, or -Z we add -ES in the third person)
Ex: He goes (to go), She kisses (to kiss)

Pour les verbes qui terminent avec une consonne + Y on rajoute IES.
(For verbs that end in a consonant + Y, we remove the Y and add IES)
Ex: She marries (to marry), He worries (to worry)

Pour les verbes qui terminent avec une consonne + Y on rajoute S.
(For verbs that end in a vowel + Y, we just add -S.)
Ex: It plays (to play), She says (to say)