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all about the PRESENT SIMPLE rules tables exercises. affirmative. We form the present tense using the base form of the infinitive (without the TO). In general, we add -S in the third person (he/she/it). Verb TO LISTEN I listen You listen He listen s She listen s

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All about the present simple rules tables exercises

all about thePRESENT SIMPLErules tables exercises


Affirmative

affirmative

We form the present tense using the base form of the infinitive (without the TO).

In general, we add -S in the third person (he/she/it).

Verb TO LISTEN

I listen

You listen

He listens

She listens

It listens

We listen

You listen

They listen

Verb TO WORK

I work

You work

He works

She works

It works

We work

You work

They work

Verb TO DRINK

I drink

You drink

He drinks

She drinks

It drinks

We drink

You drink

They drink


Affirmative1

affirmative

For verbs that end in-O, -CH, -SH, -SS, -X,or-Zwe add-ESin the third person.

Verb TO GO

I go

You go

He goes

She goes

It goes

We go

You go

They go

Verb TO WASH

I wash

You wash

He washes

She washes

It washes

We wash

You wash

They wash

Verb TO KISS

I kiss

You kiss

He kisses

She kisses

It kisses

We kiss

You kiss

They kiss


Affirmative2

affirmative

For verbs that end in a consonant + Y, we remove the Yand add -IES.

NOTE: For verbs that end in a vowel + Y, we just add -S.

Verb TO STUDY

I study

You study

He studies

She studies

It studies

We study

You study

They study

Verb TO PLAY

I play

You play

He plays

She plays

It plays

We play

You play

They play

study

studies

stud

but notice:

play

plays


Affirmative exercises

affirmative exercises

Think before you click:

  • I ________ (go) to work by car. Fred ________ (go) to work by bus.

  • She ________ (like) chicken.

  • They ________ (get up) at half past seven.

  • Jim ________ (brush) his teeth after breakfast.

  • You ________ (study) in the evening, but Kate ________ (study) at 6.30pm.

  • The boys ________ (play) football in the playground.

  • David ________ (work) on Saturdays.

  • We ________ (have) lunch in the school canteen.

  • Mr. Adams ________ (go) to bed at quarter to eleven.

go goes

likes

get up

brushes

study studies

play

works

have

goes


Negative

negative

To make a negative sentence we need the auxiliary do(es) + not + verb.

We normally use the contractions don't (do + not) and doesn't(does + not).

Verb TO WORK

I don’t work

You don’t work

He doesn’t work

She doesn’twork

It doesn’twork

We don’t work

You don’t work

They don’t work

Verb TO GO

I don’t go

You don’t go

He doesn’t go

She doesn’t go

It doesn’t go

We don’t go

You don’t go

They don’t go

Verb TO STUDY

I don’t study

You don’t study

He doesn’t study

She doesn’t study

It doesn’t study

We don’t study

You don’t study

They don’t study


Negative1

negative

affirmativenegative

I work in an office. I don’t work in an office.

You wake up at 7.00. You don’t wake up at 7.00.

Helistens to music at night. Hedoesn’t listen to music at night.

Shegoes to school on foot. Shedoesn’t go to school on foot.

Itlikesmilk. Itdoesn’t like milk.

We study in the afternoon. We don’t study in the afternoon.

You eat apples at lunch. You don’t eat apples at lunch.

They have dinner at home. They don’t have dinner at home.

Watch out for the differences between the affirmative and the negativesentences.

As you can see, in the thirdperson(he/she/it), in the negative form,

the -s disappears from the verb and goes to the auxiliary:does.

aff. He visits his uncle on Saturday.

neg.He doesn’t visit his uncle on Saturday.

aff. He visits his uncle on Saturday.

neg.He doesn’t visit his uncle on Saturday.


Affirmative negative exercises

affirmative &negativeexercises

Think before you click:

1. I ________ (go) to school by bus. Blenda ____________ (go) to school by car.

She ________ (go) to school by car. Her father ________ (drive) her to school.

2. They ____________ (work) in a supermarket. They ________ (work) in a shopping.

3. You ________ (like) cherries but you ____________ (like) apples.

John ____________ (like) pears but he ________ (like) apples.

4. I usually ________ (take) a shower in the morning.

My mother sometimes ________ (take) it in the evening.

5. I ____________ (have) lunch in the restaurant. I ________ (have) lunch in the

canteen. My sister ________ (have) lunch at home.

6. We ____________ (study) at school. We ________ (study) at home.

I ________ (study) in my bedroom. Lisa ____________ (study) in the bedroom.

She ________ (study) and ________ (do) her homework in the living-room.

go doesn’t go

goes drives

don’t work work

like don’t like

doesn’t like likes

take

takes

don’t have have

has

don’t study study

study doesn’t study

studies does


Interrogative

interrogative

To make a question we use the auxiliary do(es)+subject+verb.

Verb TO WASH

Do I wash …?

Do you wash …?

Doeshe wash …?

Doesshe wash …?

Doesit wash …?

Do we wash …?

Do you wash …?

Do they wash …?

Verb TO READ

Do I read …?

Do you read …?

Doeshe read …?

Doesshe read …?

Doesit read …?

Do we read …?

Do you read …?

Do they read …?

Verb TO HELP

Do I help …?

Do you help …?

Doeshe help …?

Doesshe help …?

Doesit help …?

Do we help …?

Do you help …?

Do they help …?


Interrogative1

interrogative

In questions beginning with do/does we usually give short answers using those words.

Here are some examples:

Do you get dressed before breakfast? Yes, I do.No, I don’t.

Do they have breakfast at eight? Yes, they do.No, they don’t.

Does he help his sister? Yes, he does.No, he doesn’t.

Does Helen go to bed late? Yes, she does. No, she doesn’t.

Do the boys study a lot? Yes, they do.No, they don’t.

Does Susan’s father work in London? Yes, he does.No, he doesn’t.

Do her friends play football? Yes, they do.No, they don’t.


Interrogative exercises

interrogativeexercises

Think before you click:

1. _______ you _______ (wake up) before seven o’clock? No, I ________.

2. _______ she _______ (have) a bath in the evening? Yes, she ________.

3. _______ Sofia’s cousins _______ (live) in Lisboa?Yes, they ________.

4. _______ your grandmother _______ (help) you with the homework?

No, she ________.

Do wake up don’t

Does have does

Do live do

Does help

doesn’t

Fill in all the blanks:

1. _______ Ann and Kate _______ (watch) TV before dinner? No, ______ ________.

2. _______ John _______ (do) his homework? Yes, ______ ________.

3. _______ John’s parents _______ (get up) early? _____, ______ do.

4. _______ Jane’s brother _______ (set) the table? _____, ______ doesn’t.

Do watch they don’t

Does do he does

Do get up yes they

Does set No he


Affirmative negative interrogative exercises

affirmative negative interrogativeexercises

Think before you click:

1. I ________ (comb) my hair every day. _______ you ________ (brush) your teeth?

Yes, I _______. But I ____________ (comb) my hair every day.

2. Cindy ____________ (go) to bed after dinner. She usually ________ (go) to bed at

10.30. What time _______ you ________ (go) to bed?

3. My father sometimes ________ (play) chess with me. He ____________ (like)

playing cards. _______ your father ________ (play) cards? Yes, he _______.

4. My parents ____________ (have) breakfast at home. They ________ (drink)

a coffee at work. My sister ________ (have) cereals for brekfast.

5. He ________ (study) a lot for the tests. _______ Amy usually ________ (study)?

No, she _______.

6. Where _______ Kevin ________ (watch)TV? He________ (watch) TV in the kitchen.

7. We often ________ (ride) our bikes in the park, but we ____________ (play) football.

comb Do brush

do don’t comb

doesn’t go goes

do go

plays doesn’t like

Does play does

don’t have drink

has

studies Does study

doesn’t

does watch watches

ride don’t play


All about the present simple rules tables exercises

Remember that we use the present tense:

1. For repeated or regularactions in the present time period.

I go to school by bus.

John hasdinner at home.

2. For habits/routines.

I usually get up early.

Susan always brushes her teeth twice a day.

They take a shower before dinner.

3. For facts.

A cat has four legs.

4. For things that are always/generally true.

It rains a lot in winter.


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