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).
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