Present simple tense

Present simple tense

We use present simple tense to say that something happens at present. We describe the state of things.


I work as a teacher at a private school.

You go to school from Monday to Friday.

He travels to work by car every day.

She likes dogs.

It is warm in summer.

We live in Chicago.

They have got a nice house in the country.

Note: In 3rd singular (he, she, it) we add -s to a verb. Whe -o we add -es; when consonant + y we add -ies.


He works in a bank. (work = works)

She goes to school by bus. (go = goes)

He studies English at university (study = studies)

She plays hockey for her local team. (play = plays)

He does his homework every evening. (do = does)

It looks okay to me. (look = looks

Her newborn baby cries every night. (cry = cries)

Negative sentences (We use ‚do not/ does not‘)


I don’t (do not) play football.

You don’t (do not) like coffee.

He doesn’t (does not) work in a hospital.

She doesn’t (does not) go to work by car.

We don’t (do not) drink red wine.

They don’t (do not) call us very often.

Questions (We use ‚do/Does‘ to form questions)


Do you like ice cream? Yes, I do.

Does he go to work by car? No, he doesn’t.

Does she live in Spain? Yes, she does.

Do we often play board games? No, we don’t.

Do they drink tea with milk? Yes, they do.



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