Simple Present Tense in English



Simple Present Tense in English




Simple Present Tense indicates an action which happens in the present, but it isn’t necessary for actions to happen right now. Simple present tense indicates, unchanging situations, general truths, scientific facts, habits, fixed arrangements and frequently occuring events.


POSITIVE FORM
(+) :
  Subject ( I, You, We, You, They ) + V( First Form of Verb )

Subject ( He, She, It ) + VERB – S / ES / IES

NEGATIVE FORM (-) :  Subject ( I, You, We, You, They ) + do not / don’t + V( First Form of Verb )

Subject ( He, She, It ) + does not / doesn’t + V( First Form of Verb )

QUESTION FORM (?) :  Do + Subject ( I, You, We,You, They ) + V( First Form of Verb )

Does + Subject ( He, She, It ) + V( First Form of Verb )

NEGATIVE QUESTION FORM (?) : Do not ( Don’t ) + Subject ( I, You, We, You, They ) + V( First Form of Verb )

Does not ( Doesn’t ) + Subject ( He, She, It ) + V( First Form of Verb)

SHORT ANSWER FORMS ( + / – ) : YES / NO + Subject ( I, You, We, You, They )+ do / do not (don’t)

( + / – ) : YES / NO + Subject  ( He, She, It ) + does / does not (doesn’t)




POSITIVE(+) NEGATIVE(-) POSITIVE QUESTION (?) NEGATIVE QUESTION (?)
He starts He does not (doesn’t) start Does he start Doesn’t he start
She starts She does not (doesn’t) start Does she start Doesn’t she start
It starts It does not (doesn’t) start Does it start Doesn’t it start
I start I do not (don’t) start Do I start Don’t I start
You start You do not (don’t) start Do you start Don’t you start
We start We do not (don’t) start Do we start Don’t we start
They start They do not (don’t) start Do they start Don’t they start