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    Grammatical Structures.

    Hi,
    Trying to help my son with English grammar, and grammatical structures.

    "He drinks champagne." - We identified this as Present Simple. Am I correct?

    "He used to drink champagne, now he drinks water." - I'm unsure of the grammatical structure used here, can you help please?

    Thanks and regards
    Jenni

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    Re: Grammatical Structures.

    Quote Originally Posted by justjen View Post
    Hi,
    Trying to help my son with English grammar, and grammatical structures.

    "He drinks champagne." - We identified this as Present Simple. Am I correct?

    "He used to drink (past habit/routine) champagne, now he drinks (simple present) water." - I'm unsure of the grammatical structure used here, can you help please?

    Thanks and regards
    Jenni
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    Re: Grammatical Structures.

    "Now he drinks water" is the present simple used to denote a habitual action.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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