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    #1

    The simple present : corrections please

    Hello,

    I learn the english since few days.
    Do you can check my responses for the simple present ?





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    1. We call our manager in New York every Monday afternoon. (to call)
    2. I play tennis every Tuesday. (to play)
    3. We often go to the cinema. (to go)
    4. Laura gets up at seven o'clock every day. (to get up)
    5. Bad driving causes many accidents. (to cause)
    6. The Olympic Games take place every four years. (to take)
    7. This soup tastes delicious. (to taste)
    8. I watch football more than I watch rugby. (to watch)
    9. My students speak a little English. (to speak)
    10. She drives to work every morning. (to drive)



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    ex 2


    1. Camilla doesn't plays the guitar. (not/to play)
    2. The plane doesn't arrives at seven o'clock on the weekends. (not/arrive)
    3. Jane doesn't drinks coffee very often. (not/drink)
    4. Linda doesn't wakes up early on Sundays. (not/wake up)
    5. Vegetarians don't eat meat. (not/eat)
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    ex 3


    1. Samantha doesn't cleans her room. (not/to clean)
    2. They don't think it's a good idea. (not/to think)
    3. He doesn't reads the newspaper. (not/to read)
    4. She doesn't sleeps early on the weekends. (not/to sleep)
    5. I don't like trying new kinds of food. (not/to like)

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    ex 4


    1. do you have a car? (to have)
    2. How often do you studies English? (to study)
    3. Where do you live ? (to live)
    4. do you smoke cigarettes ? (to smoke)
    5. do Matthew and Linda feed their pets? (to feed)
    6. do you speak French? (to speak)
    7. do you like the house? (to like)
    8. Where you work ? (to work)
    9. How many children you have ? (to have)

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    Thank you in advance !
    Last edited by Augustin1340; 11-May-2017 at 14:09.

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    #2

    Re: The simple present : corrections please

    Two things.

    Try:

    I've been studying English for a few days.

    Is this homework?

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    #3

    Re: The simple present : corrections please

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Two things.

    Try:

    I've been studying English for a few days.

    Is this homework?

    Hello,

    Thank you for your answer. However can I have a correction please ? I want absolutely learn the english.

    ps: no this is not a homework

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    #4

    Re: The simple present : corrections please

    This learner found an obvious mistake (among others): you put an 's' after a verb used after an auxiliary verb such as 'does'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: The simple present : corrections please

    These are not correct:


    1. Camilla doesn't plays the guitar. (not/to play)
    2. The plane doesn't arrivesat seven o'clock on the weekends. (not/arrive)
    3. Jane doesn't drinks coffee very often. (not/drink)
    4. Linda doesn't wakes up early on Sundays. (not/wake up)

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    1. Samantha doesn't cleans her room. (not/to clean)
    3. He doesn't reads the newspaper. (not/to read)
    4. She doesn't sleeps early on the weekends. (not/to sleep

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    2. How often do you studies English? (to study)

    9. How many children you have ? (to have)

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    #6

    Re: The simple present : corrections please

    Quote Originally Posted by Augustin1340 View Post
    8. Where you work ? (to work)
    I think it is not correct either.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: The simple present : corrections please

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    This learner found an obvious mistake (among others): you put an 's' after a verb used after an auxiliary verb such as 'does'.
    Indeed, I am going to correct this error.


    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think it is not correct either.
    Why ?

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    #8

    Re: The simple present : corrections please

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    9. How many children you have ? (to have)
    Thank you a lot. However why "you have" is not good ?

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    #9

    Re: The simple present : corrections please

    A small minority of speakers of British English use S-V inversion for HAVE - How many children have you?

    The majority of those who do not use HAVE GOT, use dummy DO for interrogative forms of HAVE: How many children do you have?

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    #10

    Re: The simple present : corrections please

    Quote Originally Posted by Augustin1340 View Post
    Thank you a lot. However why "you have" is not good ?
    You need to use an auxiliary verb before the subject.

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