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noun linguistics     the present simple pronunciation in British English
/ˌprez(ə)nt ˈsɪmp(ə)l/
  1. the tense used to talk about habitual actions, behaviour, or states in the present. The simple present consists of the infinitive of a verb, or the infinitive with an ‘s’, for exampleunderstand’ and ‘arrives’ in the sentencesI understand the question’, and ‘The train arrives at six’. The auxiliaries ‘do’ and ‘does’ are used in questions and negatives, for example in the sentences ‘Do you help your parents with the housework?’ and ‘She doesn’t use her mobile much’.


a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

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