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Present Simple Verb Tense Chart


Positive Sentences

Subject + Main Verb + _________.

Grammar Rules:

  • Main Verb - the present tense of the verb is used.
Subject Main Verb
1st Person I love my family.
2st Person We sit at the desk.
3st Person Singular She bakes the best chocolate cake.
3st Person Plural The women drive to work.


Negative Sentences

Subject + Auxiliary Verb + Not + Main Verb + _________.

Grammar Rules:

  • Auxiliary Verb - "Do/Does " is added after the subject.
  • "Not" - is added after the auxiliary verb "do/does".
  • Main Verb - the base tense of the verb is used.
Subject Auxiliary Verb Not Main Verb
1st Person I do not want to walk to work.
2st Person You do not want to work on the weekends.
3st Person Singular Sam does not go to work last week.
3st Person Plural Jim & Pam do not speak English very well.


Questions

Auxiliary Verb + Subject + Main Verb + _________.

Grammar Rules:

  • Auxiliary verb - "Do/Does " is added before the subject.
  • Main Verb - stays in the base form.
Auxiliary Verb Subject Main Verb
1st person Do I speak clearly?
2nd person Do you work in the office?
3rd person singular Does your father like to to travel?
3rd person plural Do the firemen work very hard?


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