Simple present

The simple present tense is one of the most common tenses in English. you will find in this page the rules for forming the tense.
It may be used to express:

  • action at the present time;
  • a state of being;
  • a habitual action;
  • an occurrence in the near future

We form the present simple by using:  Subject + Infinitive

                – Third Person + Infinitive + (s)*

* we add :

  •  (s) to regular verbs.
  • (es) to verbs ending by (s),(sh),(ch).
  •  (ies) to verbs ending by (y).

Example 1:                

                        I learn                     We learn
                       You learn               You learn
                       He/She learns      They learn

Example 2:(Third person)

                Fly       ===> It flies

                watch  ===> She watches

                wish    ===> He wishes

Some verbs are totally different, they are conjugated differently like TO BE and TO HAVE:

– For the verb “ to have” we say : I/you/we/they have but we say: He/She/It has.
– For the verb “To Be” it’s different, we say :

                                              I am                        We are
                                             You are                    You are
                                             He/She/It  is         They are

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