Simple present

SIMPLE PRESENT

AFFIRMATIVE

NEGATIVE

INTERROGATIVE

I play

I don’t play

Do I play?

You play

You don’t play

Do you play

He, she, it plays

He, she, it doesn’t play

Does he, she, it play?

We play

We don’t play

Do we play?

You play

You don’t play

Do you play?

They play

They don’t play

Do they play?

Remember the verbs in the third person singular (he, she and it) always take an “s”. For example, “he plays, she sings, it works…”

 

 

There are however some special cases. Here are the spelling rules:

Silent e Vowel + y Consonant + y Verbs ending in o Verbs ending in s, z, sh, ch,
close = closes
note = notes
play = playssa
y = says
study = studies

marry = marries

go = goes

do = does

miss = misses

buzz = buzzes
finish = finishes

We use simple present

  • To describe or give characteristics: She works in a hospital.
  • To talk about habits: I always do my homework.
  • To give facts : The sun rises in the East.
  • To give opinion, express what you like or how you feel: I like ice cream.

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