We use Present Simple tense when we want to talk about things which we are doing regularly or frequently.
In order to form Present Simple Tense sentences we should follow next structure:
I / We / You / They + Verb (which is equal to infinitive)
He / She / It +Verb+s
So, as you can see from the above, it is clear that in order to form present simple tense sentence we need to follow following structure after I/We/You/They we need to add only Verb, while with He/She/It we need to add Verb and S at the end of it.
Bellow you will see how we use Present Simple Tense in different sentences:
+ is positive sentence ? is question sentence
— is negative sentence Yes/No is positive and negative answer for the question
|I / We / You / They||He / She / It|
|I usually play tennis.
They don`t know me.
Do you play tennis?
Yes, I do. / No, I don’t.
|Tim knows me very well.
It doesn`t often snow here.
Does Kate like rock music?
Yes, she does. / No, she doesn`t.
We use Present simple tense in the following cases (or situations):
- Use present simple tense when you talk about things, which you do in a regular bases such as: every day, week, and year.
I play tennis every day.
He plays tennis every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
- Use present simple tense for the things, which are always true or Facts.
Cats like milk.
Tom knows me very well.
- Use present simple tense with adverbs which describe frequency of something (such as: sometimes, twice a week, never, often, usually, etc.)
You should always bear in mind the spelling rule for 3rd person singular s:
Work> works add s
Study> studies consonant +y: y and add –ies
Finish> finishes when the word finish on — sh, -s, -ch,- x: add –es
go>goes; do>does; have>has
Bellow you can find exercise with answers for practice: