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?
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.
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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.