Thursday, December 13, 2007

Simple Present Tense

Simple Present Tense digunakan untuk mengungkapkan suatu kegiatan atau peristiwa yang terjadi secara berulang-ulang atau merupakan suatu kebiasaan (habit).

Kata keterangan yang bisa digunakan:
every day (setiap hari)
every week (setiap minggu)
every month (setiap bulan)
every year (setiap tahun)
once a week (sekali seminggu)
twice a month (dua kali sebulan)
always (selalu)
never (tidak pernah)
seldom (jarang)
sometimes (kadang-kadang)
occasionally (kadang-kadang)
often (sering)
frequently (sering)
usually (biasanya)

Positive Sentence (Kalimat Positif)
I/You/We/They + V1
He/She/It + V1 + s/es

They play tennis once a week.
= Mereka bermain tenis sekali seminggu.
Budi sells newspapers every morning.
= Budi menjual koran setiap pagi.

Negative Sentence (Kalimat Negatif)
I/You/We/They + do not + V1
He/She/It + does not + V1

They do not play tennis once a week.
= Mereka tidak bermain tenis sekali seminggu.
Budi does not sell newspapers every morning.
= Budi tidak menjual koran setiap pagi.

Interrogative Sentence (Kalimat Tanya)
Do + I/you/we/they + V1
Does + he/she/it + V1


Do they play tennis once a week?
= Apakah mereka bermain tenis sekali seminggu?
Does Budi sell newspapers every morning?
= Apakah Budi menjual koran setiap pagi?

Simple Present Tense juga digunakan untuk mengungkapkan suatu kebenaran umum (general truth)
Contoh:
The sun rises in the east.
= Matahari terbit di sebelah timur.
The sun sets in the west.
= Matahari terbenam di sebelah barat.
A day has 24 hours.
= Satu hari terdiri dari 24 jam.

1 comment:

Man said...

Thanks for the lesson, can you please give a lesson about conversation. I have to use it in the office. wish to upgrade myself...