Present Simple

The present simple (also called  present indefinite) is  used to show repetition, habit or generaliation. Less commonly, the present can be used to talk about scheduled actions in the near future and, in some cases, actions happening now

Simple Present Forms

The simple present is just the base form of the verb. Questions are made with do and negative forms are made with do not.

  • Statement: You speak English.
  • Question: Do you speak English?
  • Negative: You do not speak English.

In the third person singular, -s or -es is added. Questions are made with does and negative forms are made with does not.

  • Statement: He speaks English.
  • Question: Does he speak English?
  • Negative: He does not speak English.
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