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English Grammar

Present Simple Verb Tense - Negative Sentences

The present simple tense is used for regular actions:

  • Actions that happen all the time.
  • "Do" is used for I/we/they & plural subjects
  • "Does" is used for he/she/it & singular subjects.
  • "Note" do/does is used to make a sentence negative.

Subject + Do/Does + Not + Base Verb + _________.

Negative Sentence
Subject Do/Does Not Base Verb
I do not live in the city.
We/You/They do not live in the city.
He/She/It does not live in the city


  • I do not go to high school.
  • We do not walk to work.
  • You do not work in the hospital.
  • My mother does not work.
  • We do not go to school.

Note:

  • It = 3rd person singular - dog, girl, house, book city etc.
  • They = 3rd person plural - dogs, girls, house, city etc..
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