The simple present tense
The simple present tense


The simple present tense

This lesson covers all the different forms of the simple present tense, ranging from affirmative , negative to interrogative. It also provides five interactive exercises that help students understand and use properly this tense .

Affirmative Negative Interrogative
  • I work
  • You work
  • She/He/it works
  • We work
  • You work
  • They work
  • I do not work
  • You do not work
  • S/He/it does not work
  • We do not work
  • You do not work
  • They do not work
  • Do I work?
  • Do you work?
  • Does She/He/it work?
  • Do we work?
  • Do you work?
  • Do they work
  • Where do you work
  • what does she work

As every tense in English , the present simple is generally used with specific time expressions. Here are some :

Time expressions used with simple present
  • Always, usually, sometimes, often, seldom, hardly ever ,never
  • occasionally, frequently…
  • every lesson, day, week, month,………
  • on/at/in  Mondays, weekdays, weekends, evenings, mornings…….
  • once, twice a day, a week, a month, a year………
Spelling rules :
  1. Verbs ending with S , CH , SH , X , O add ES to HE , SHE and IT
    Examples :
    • I miss → he misses
    • We watch → she watches
    • they go → He goes
  2. Verbs ending with Y

Examples :

  • I carry →  he carries
  • we copy →  she copies

Notice : the verbs ends with a Consonant + Y

  • They obey → he obeys
  • I say → she says

Notice : the verbs ends with a vowel+ Y.    vowels ( a,e,i,o,u)



present simple exercise

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