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  • Present simple – I do, I don’t, Do I?

    Exercise 1

    Choose the correct present simple forms to complete the following sentences.

    1 I tea.

    2 She two brothers.

    3 Tom work until 10 today.

    4 an instrument?

    5 The museum at 10 o'clock.

    6 Peter and Megan often to the cinema.

    7 John very late.

    8 What time home in the morning?

    9 What language ?

    10 My son never cartoons.


  • Present simple form

    In present simple verbs, we need to use the verb do/does in questions and don’t/doesn’t in negatives.

    Grammar infographic showing the structure of the Present Simple tense in English, including positive forms, negative forms, questions, and short answers for A1 elementary learners.

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    Spelling of he/she/it

    The form is the same for all the other persons except he/she/it. The spelling for he/she/it is different.

    Grammar chart demonstrating Present Simple tense spelling rules for third-person singular subjects (he, she, it) with examples of verb conjugations and common mistakes.

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    Present simple use

    Habits or actions that happen regularly

    We use present simple for habits or actions that we repeat regularly:

    • wash my hair every day.
    • I never go to the library.
    • go to the library on Saturdays.

    Permanent situations or things that are always or often true

    • don’t drink coffee.
    • She’s very tall.
    • have two brothers.
    • Water boils at 100 degrees.
    • like soup.
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