English Grammar: Present Simple Tense

Hi everyone, as some of you may know, my goal is to become an English Language Teacher. I decided to create a blog post series where I study and review topics that I will need to be knowledgeable about. My last post was about present continuous tense! This post will be about present simple tense!

Present simple tense= I do

Woman Sitting on Brown Stool

This tense is used to say that something happens or that something is true.

Examples: 
The shop opens at 8am.
She paints on the weekends.

How the tense is formed:
I/we/you/they do
He/she/it does (add an s or es to the verb)

This tense can also be seen in questions, note that in this context, for he/she/it, do is used at the end of the question:
Do I/we/you/they do?
Does he/she/it do?

For negative sentences/answers:
I/we/you/they don't do
He/she/it doesn't do

Notes:
Present simple tense can also be used to describe how often someone does something e.g. I go to the dentist every 6 months.

Other words that are included in present simple tense:
I...
  • advise
  • apologise
  • promise
  • suggest
  • insist
  • agree 
  • refuse

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