Present Simple Tense, Using and Examples

English Tenses, Present Simple Tense, Using and Examples

English Tenses, Present Simple Tense, Using and Examples



When we use the English language, we sometimes refer to the general truths that are accepted by everyone, or to a general and sustained action. When we talk about such actions or situations, we need to use simple present tense to tell the other person that the information we provide means a general validity.

Present simple tense is used to talk about our regular habits, as well as generally accepted scientific knowledge. Present simple tense is one of the easiest time modes in English. Because in the positive sentence in this time mode, I, You, We and They are not used with any suffix to the verb. Verbs and other words are written in their simplest form. For single names, the only thing that needs to be done is to use s suffix.

We have tried to explain the details of present simple tense usage in our present article. You can learn more about this by reading the rest of our article.

Positive Sentence

In the present simple tense positive sentence, the kind of object and required suffixes are divided into two. I You We and They take the verbs in their simplest form, without any suffix. For He, She and It, it is necessary to bring the verb -s or -es.



Example Sentences;

  1. They love fish.
  2. I like macarone.
  3. She knows these.
  4. It happens.

If we describe the situation in positive sentences, not an action, we use are for the plural and is for singular. For I, always ‘’am’’ is used

Example Sentences;

  1. I am a kind of negative person.
  2. You are good to me.
  3. He is handsome.
  4. It is really difficult.
Negative Sentence

When constructing a negative sentence in present simple tense, we need to use do and does. We build the negative sentence by adding ” not” to these words. In singular persons, he, she and it, we use the word ‘’does’’. ‘’Do’’ is used in plural nouns and in I.

Example Sentences;

  1. I do not like you.
  2. They do not want to come with us.
  3. He does not want to be with you.

If we characterize the situation, not an action, we need to construct the sentence by adding the suffix is and are.

Example Sentences;

  1. He is not someone who cares about me.
  2. They are not conservatives.
  3. I am not good.
  4. You are not unselfish, are you?
  5. It is not a bad situation, do not worry.




Here is Present Simple Tense Chart, Positive, negative and question Sentences

POSITIVE (+) NEGATIVE (-) QUESTION (?)
I start I do not (don’t) start Do I start
You start You do not (don’t) start Do you start
He starts He does not (doesn’t) start Does he start
She starts She does not (doesn’t) start Does she start
It starts It does not (doesn’t) start Does it start
We start We do not (don’t) start Do we start
You start You do not (don’t) start Do you start
They start They do not (don’t) start Do they start