English Language Learning
We use the present simple to express habits, facts, thoughts and feelings. It is also used with general statements and actions that are repeated. It is formed with the base form of the verb, except the third person singular where you have to add an "s".
Key words: often, always, never, every day, month,..., usually, sometimes, generally, normally, rarely, seldom, whenever, on Mondays, Tuesdays,...
I, YOU + PLURAL
They go to school.
I like oranges.
We hate peppermint.
You have a cold.
Monkeys (= They) eat bananas.
Bob and I (= We) go shopping.
Jim and Carol (=They) sing a song.
HE, SHE, IT + S
He wants an ice cream.
She likes hot dogs.
It drinks milk.
The dog (= It) hates cats.
Ann (= She) hates chewing gums.
Bob (= He) speaks English.
My mother likes singing.
- es after - s / - ch / - sh
Examples: passes - watches - finishes
- ies if there is a consonant before the y
Examples: study - studies / carry - carries but play - plays
do - does / go - goes / have - has
DON'T (do not) + VERB
They don't go to school.
I don't like oranges.
We don't hate peppermint.
You don't have a cold.
Monkeys don't eat snakes.
Bob and I don't go shopping.
Jim and Carol don't sing a song.
DOESN'T (does not) + VERB
He doesn't want an ice cream.
She doesn't like hot dogs.
It doesn't drink milk.
The dog doesn't hate cats.
Ann doesn't hate chewing gums.
Bob doesn't speak German.
TO BE, CAN, MUST --> VERB + NOT
They are not (aren't) at home.
The boys are not (aren't) in the park.
I am not (I'm not) hungry.
We can not (cannot / can't) swim.
I must not (mustn't) go out.
My brothers can't dance.
VERB + NOT
She is not (isn't) at school.
It is not (isn't) hungry.
He can not (cannot / can't) sing.
Susan is not (isn't) angry.
Present simple negation - Exercise 1 - full verbs and forms of to be
Present simple negation - Exercise 2 - don't / doesn't + verb
Present simple negation - Exercise 3 - full verbs, forms of to be, can
Present simple negation - Exercise 4 - full verbs, forms of to be, can
Present simple negation - Exercise 5 - fill in don't or doesn't
Present simple negation - Exercise 6 - change the positive sentences