Simple Present Tense
We use The Simple Present Tense
for an action which goes on everyday or all the time.
Also See:Present Continuous TenseSimple Present vs Continuous
once / twice
Formation of Simple Present Tense
|Affirmative Form||Subject + Verb + Complement|
|I speak English.|
|Negative Form||Subject + Don't / Doesn't + Verb + Complement|
|I don't speak English.|
|Question Form||Do / Does + Subject + Verb + Complement ?|
|Do you speak English?|
|Negative Question Form||Don't / Doesn't + Subject + Verb + Complement ?|
|Don't you speak English?|
The third person singular (he, she, it) is usually formed by adding -S
to the root of the verb. Sometimes -ES
are added in positive sentences.
a. Hamid listens
to music every night.
b. He rarely watches
c. She usually takes
the train to work.
Uses of Simple Present Tense
1. To show a habit
We drink coffee every morning.
2. To express a general truth
Water boils at 100 degrees.
3. To express an action with a future time expression
I leave tomorrow.
|I don't cry|
You don't cry
He doesn't cry
She doesn't cry
It doesn't cry
|We don't cry|
You don't cry
They don't cry
1. We buy a newspaper every Sunday.
2. He doesn't visit his father.
3. Does she lie to her mother?
4. My sister works at the theater.
5. The boss gives us a lot of work to do.
6. Marry and Lucas don't play fairly.
7. Do you like to read comic books?
8. They spend a lot of money.