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Nivel A Gramática Lección 9: Presente simple

Jill February 17, 2021

SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE

We use the Simple Present tense to describe what regularly happens. For example, we can describe something that happens usually, often, every day, always, etc.

AFFIRMATIVE: We use the base form of the verb. An ‘s’ is added in the 3rd person position.

Pronoun

Verb = Love

I

love

You

love

He/She/It

loves

We

love

They

love

Examples: 

  • Jill loves ice cream.
  • Daniel speaks Spanish
  • I wash my hair daily.
  • We sing carols every Christmas.

SIMPLE PRESENT TESNE NEGATIVE FORMATION: To form the negative simple present we add the auxiliary ‘do/does + not’ just before the main verb.

Examples: 

  • Jill doesn’t love ice cream.
  • Daniel doesn’t speak Spanish.
  • I don’t wash my hair daily.
  • We don’t sing carols every Christmas

Pronoun

do/does

Not

Verb = Love

I

do

Not

love

You

do

Not

love

He/She/It

does

Not

loves

We

do

Not

love

They

do

Not

love

Simple Present Tense QUESTIONS: To form questions using the present tense, we use the ‘do’ auxiliary in the first position and switch the pronoun to the second position and then the third position is the main verb. See below!

Examples:

  • Does Jill love ice cream?
  • Does Daniel speak Spanish?
  • Do I wash my hair daily?
  • Do we sing carols every Christmas?

Do/Does

Pronoun

Verb = Love

?

Do

I

love

?

Do

You

love

?

Does

He/She/It

loves

?

Do

We

love

?

Do

They

love

?

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