Present simple is used to talk about things we do on a regular basis. Take a look below and master this grammar. Then test yourself with the quiz below.
When we talk about things we do regularly, but not at the moment we are speaking, we use present simple.
I play football once a week
He runs before work.
‘Have’, ‘do’ and ‘go’ are irregular if we use ‘he’, ‘she’ or ‘it.’
He has 2 cats.
She does an art class with her freinds.
My dad goes to the shops once a week.
When asking questions, use do or does.
Do you like chocolate?
Does he play tennis?
For the negative, we use don’t + verb or doesn’t + verb.
We don’t do that.
The cat doesn’t like the dog.
It is also used in cases of a general statement.
She hates him.
Also, when adding an s or es for he, she and it. Sometimes we also change y to i.
He studies at Oxford.
If we want to talk about situations, we can use the present simple form of ‘to be’.
I am – I am from England
you/we/they are – They are from England
he/she/it is – He is from England
We can shorten, by removing the first vowel from the verb:
I am – ‘m – I’m Jack.
you/we/they are – ‘re – We’re going to Thailand.
he/she/it is – ‘s – He’s Japanese.
For negatives, we add not after the verb. You can also shorten not, except for with am.
I am not – I’m not English.
you/we/they are not – aren’t – We aren’t able to go.
he/she/it is – isn’t – He isn’t a teacher.
We can put question words before do or does.
Where do you live?
When does he leave?
Where are you from?
When is the train?