The Present Simple Tense
(Also called the simple present tense)
We need to use the Present Simple a lot in English, so it’s really important to understand it well. Many students have problems with the form (or how to make it).
The simple present tense is one of several forms of present tense in English. It is used to describe habits, unchanging situations, general truths, and fixed arrangements. The simple present tense is simple to form. Just use the base form of the verb: (I take, you take, we take, they, take) The 3rd person singular takes an -s at the end. (He takes, she takes).
THE SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE IS USED:
Simple present tense with ‘be’:
The verb ‘be’ is different from the other verbs in this tense. Let’s look at ‘be’ first: Here’s the positive form (positive means a normal sentence, not a negative or a
This is sometimes called ‘affirmative’):
|Positive||Positive Short Form|
Next, here’s the negative. It’s very easy. You only add ‘not’.
|Negative||Negative short form|
|I am not||I‘m not|
|you are not||you aren’t|
|he is not||he isn’t|
|she is not||she isn’t|
|it is not||it isn’t|
|we are not||we aren’t|
|they are not||they aren’t|
NOTES ON THE SIMPLE PRESENT, THIRD PERSON SINGULAR
English Grammar: Present Tense & it’s application properly explained.