English Course



The forms is the same for I/we/you/they.

I work from 9-5 P.M.

They Don’t work full time.

Where do you work?

He/She/It: a –s or es, and use does/doesn’t in questions and short answers.

He doen’t work on weekends.

Where does she live?

Short answer

Do you live in Chicago?      Yes, we do.

Does he have a car?          No, he doesn’t


The Present Simple is used to Express:

- an action that happens again and again (a habit).

I go to work by car.

She drinks ten cups of coffee a day.

- a fact that is always true

Ronaldo comes form Brazil.

My daughter has brown eyes.

- a fact that is true for a long time (a state)

He works in a bank.

I live in an apartment near downtown.

Spelling of he/she/it forms

- Most verbs add –s to the base form of the verb.

wants     eats        helps      drives

- Add –es to verbs that end in –ss, -sh, -ch, -x, and o

kisses     washes   watches    fixes   goes

- Verbs that end in a consonant + y change the –y to –ies

carries    flies       worries   tries

But verbs that end in a vowel + -y only add –s

buys       says       plays      enjoys

Adverbs of frequency

We often use adverbs of frequency with the Present Simple.

0%                                                     50%                                                 100%         

never      rarely      hardly ever    not often      sometimes     often     usually         always

They go before the main verb, but after the verb to be.

I usually start at 9:00.                                They`re usually here by now.

I rarely see Peter these days.                      We`re rarely home on weekends.

Sometimes and usually can also go at the beginning or the end.

Sometimes we play cards.                                      We play cards sometimes.

Usually I go shopping with friends.              I go shopping with friends usually.