The 'Present Simple'


Positive (+)

I, you, we, they VERB
he, she, it VERB + s

e.g. I live_ , you play_ / he reads, she talks...


Negative (-)

I, you, we, they DO
he, she, it DOES

e.g. I do not (don't) live, you do not (don't) play / he does not (doesn't) read, she does not (doesn't) talk...


Question (?)

DO I, you, we, they
DOES he,she, it

e.g. Do I live..? Do you play..? / Does he read..? Does she talk...?


We use the 'Present Simple' for things which happen every day, always, often, sometimes, rarely, never.


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ęPhil Newton 2000