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Present Simple Verb Tense Chart


Grammar rules for the present simple tense:

In positive sentences the auxiliary verb is not used.

In positive sentence the main verb changes form according to the subject.

In negative statements the auxiliary verb "do-does" is added after the subject.

In negative statements and questions the main verb stays in its base form.

In negative statements and questions but the auxiliary verb changes form according to the subject.

Present Simple Verb Tense Chart

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Subject

Auxiliary Verb

-

Main Verb

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+

I

 

-

live

in New york.

We

 

-

play

football.

She

 

-

plays

outside.

-

I

do

not

live

in New York.

You

do

not

live

in London

He

does

not

live

in a big house.

?

Do

I

-

make

a lot of money?

Do

you

-

learn

English in school?

Does

she

-

clean

the house everyday or once a week?

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