- For Teachers
i/ Actions that are repeated or habitual
iii/ Statements that are always true
a) I get up at 9.00 am.
b) I like coffee.
c) The sun sets in the west.
The form of the verb is usually the same as the base form, but the third person singular adds -s. Some verbs change, like 'to be', which uses 'am', 'are' and 'is', and 'to have', where the third person is 'has'. The auxiliary verb 'to do' is used in a negative structure or a question:
Do you like tea?
Does she live nearby?
I don't like them.
She doesn't go to the theatre very often.
The third person returns to the base form when 'does' or 'doesn't' are used.
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