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To form the Present Simple Tense we use the verb's base form (go, work, speak,

study). In 3rd person singular (he, she, it), the base form of the verb takes -s/es.
(Auxiliary verbs "be," "do," "have", which can also be used as main verbs, are
exceptions.)
Study the discussion below, it explains the uses of the simple present tenses of
verbs. The examples provide corresponding explanation why it is in the simple
present tense.

USE # 1 Repeated actions, use the Simple Present to express the idea that an
action is repeated or usual. The action can be a habit, a hobby, a daily event, a
scheduled event or something that often happens. It can also be something a
person often forgets or usually does not do.
Examples:

I play the violin.

Sakura plays tennis.

The train leaves every morning at 8 AM.

When does the train usually leave?

Arthur always brings his sword.

Every twelve months, the Earth circles the Sun.

USE # 2 Facts or generalizations The Simple Present can also indicate the
speaker believes that a fact was true before, is true now, and will be true in the
future. It is not important if the speaker is correct about the fact. It is also used
to make generalizations about people or things.

Examples:

Cats like milk.

The Earth is spherical.

Tokyo is in Japan.

The sun rises in the east.

Water freezes at 0C (32F).

The sky is blue.

USE # 3 Scheduled Events in the Near Future Speakers occasionally use


Simple Present to talk about scheduled events in the near future.
Examples:

We arrive in Rome at 6 p.m.

The train leaves in five minutes.

The course starts next Thursday.

The party starts at 8 o'clock.

The bus does not arrive at 11 AM, it arrives at 11 PM.

When do we board the plane?

USE # 4 Now (Non-Continuous Verbs) Speakers sometimes use the Simple


Present to express the idea that an action is happening or is not happening
now. This can only be done with Non-Continuous Verbs and certain Mixed
Verbs.
Examples:

I am here now.

She is not here now.

He needs help right now.

He does not need help now.

He has his passport in his hand.

Do you have your passport with you?

SPELLING RULES
If the verb ends with o, ss, ch, x or sh, we add es.

go it goes

Kiss kisses

watch watches

fix fixes

wash washes

If the verb ends with a consonant + y, we change the y to i and add es.

study she studies

try he tries

If the letter before the y is a vowel, we just add s.

play she plays

say he says

buy buys

Look at the pictures and describe Mr Brown's daily routine

Mr.

Brown

gets

up

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Add s / es / ies to the following verbs:


1.

do

2.

study

3.

____________

8.

worry____________

9.

play ____________

teach ____________

10.

grow ____________

4.

say

____________

11.

watch____________

5.

cry

____________

12.

miss ____________

6.

dance ____________

13.

hurry ____________

7.

fix

14.

stop

____________

____________

Put in the correct verb forms


1. Andy___________ the family car
a) wash
b) washes
c) washs
2. Every morning my mother___________ at 6 o'clock.
a) get up
b) get ups
c) gets up
3. Mr. Black___________ e-mails in the evenings.
a) write
b) writes
c) writs
4. The girls ___________ the shopping.
a) dos
b) does
c) do
5. Mandy and Susan ___________ films every weekend.

____________

a) watches
b) watch
c) watchs

Use the present simple affirmative.


1. I ________ (go) shopping with my brother.
2. We sometimes ________ (use) a dictionary in class.
3. My friends ________ (study) Italian at their school.
4. School ________ (finish) at three oclock.
5. You ________ (live) near me.

Write the sentences in negative.


1. I study French.
_____________________________________________
2. School finishes at two oclock.
_____________________________________________
3. You copy from other students.
_____________________________________________
4. We think English is easy.
_____________________________________________
5. My friends play volleyball.
____________________________________________

Write the sentences and finish the short answers.


1. Live / at / you / Do / school /?
_____________________________________________
No, ___________________
2. In / students / Do / the canteen /? / eat
_____________________________________________
Yes, ___________________
3. To school / your brother / on Saturday /? / Does / go
_____________________________________________
No, ___________________
4. Live / near / Do / your friends / you /?
_____________________________________________
Yes, ___________________
5. At / school/ finish / Does / three oclock /?
_____________________________________________
No, ___________________

Circle the correct answer :


1.

I plays / play tennis every afternoon.

2.

My parents live / lives in Ramat-Gan.

3.

Tom listens / listen to the radio in the morning.

4.

We eat / eats eggs for breakfast every morning.

5.

My dog barks / bark at night.

6.

Mrs. Gold sweep / sweeps the stairs once a week.

7.

My brother never watches / watch television.

8.

My family go / goes to the beach together in the summer.

9.

I often eat / eats dinner at my grandmothers house.

10.

Sharon do / does her homework regularly.

11.

They takes / take a bath daily.

12.

You seldom listen / listens in class.

13.

Dana and Liat goes / go to the swimming pool every afternoon.

14.

I never hurt / hurts my cat.

15.

He never finish / finishes his work on time.