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Verbs: Present

 
Elementary

The Present Overview

 

 

 

 

 

Present Power Rules

Do, be and have forms are about facts.

We use these forms unless we have a special reason not to use them.

Do-ing forms are about ongoing processes or activities. It has started but not finished.

We use distant forms to distance our ideas from reality and to be formal.

 

copyright Robert Buckmaster 2008