Present Simple Tense

Grammar explanations Present simple tense rules
Present simple use
Present simple typical words
Present simple reported speech
Present simple passive
Present simple spelling rules
Exercises Present Simple

Special verbs

Special verbs in Present Simple Tense.

1. HAVE

Affirmative sentences Negative sentences Questions
I / You have a car. I / You do not have a car. Do I / you have a car?
He / She / It has a car He / She / It does not have a car. Does he / she / it have a car?
We / You / They have a car. We / You / They do not have a car. Do we / you / they have a car?

2. BE

Affirmative sentences Negative sentences Questions
I am from Olsztyn. I am not from Olsztyn. Am I from Olsztyn?
You are from Olsztyn. You are not from Olsztyn. Are you from Olsztyn?
He / She / It is from Olsztyn. He / She / It is not from Olsztyn. Is he / she / it from Olsztyn?
We / You / They are from Olsztyn. We / You / They are not from Olsztyn. Are we / you / they from Olsztyn?

3. DO

Affirmative sentences Negative sentences Questions
I do an exercise. I do not do an exercise. Do I do an exercise?
You do an exercise. You do not do an exercise. Do you do an exercise?
He does an exercise. He does not do an exercise. Does he do an exercise?
She does an exercise. She does not do an exercise. Does she do an exercise?
It does an exercise. It does not do an exercise. Does it do an exercise?
We do an exercise. We do not do an exercise. Do we do an exercise?
You do an exercise. You do not do an exercise. Do you do an exercise?
They do an exercise. They do not do an exercise. Do they do an exercise?

4. Modal verbs: can, may, must, need etc.

In all persons (I, you, he, she, it, we, they) the forms are exactly the same. We DO NOT add ending -s with the third person singular! We can replace don't / can't with do not / cannot.

Affirmative sentences Negative sentences Questions
I can play tennis. I cannot play tennis. Can I play tennis?
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