Notes On Simple present Tense - CBSE Class 7 English Grammar

The simple present tense

  • its form

  • and its use.
Before you continue the lesson read the following passage and try to see how the verbs are formed and used.
James is a taxi driver. He drives a taxi. But on Sundays he doesn't drive his taxi. He stays at home.
The verb bedrivestay are in the simple present.

The forms of the simple present

The affirmative form of the simple present:

I, you, we, they play.
He, she, it plays.
Remember the verbs in the third person singular (he,she and it) always take an "s". For example, "he plays, she sings,it works..."
Examples:
  • Nancy and James speak good German.
  • Nancy works in a restaurant downtown.
  • The children play in the garden every weekend.

The interrogative form of the simple present:

Do I, you, we, they  
play?
Does he, she, it
Examples:
  • Do you speak good German?
  • Does Nancy work in a restaurant downtown?

The negative form of the simple present:

I, you, we,they do not  
 
play.
don't
He, she, it does not
doesn't
Examples:
  • No, I don't speak German.
  • No, she doesn't work in a restaurant downtown

Summary

The simple present tense

  • its form

  • and its use.
Before you continue the lesson read the following passage and try to see how the verbs are formed and used.
James is a taxi driver. He drives a taxi. But on Sundays he doesn't drive his taxi. He stays at home.
The verb bedrivestay are in the simple present.

The forms of the simple present

The affirmative form of the simple present:

I, you, we, they play.
He, she, it plays.
Remember the verbs in the third person singular (he,she and it) always take an "s". For example, "he plays, she sings,it works..."
Examples:
  • Nancy and James speak good German.
  • Nancy works in a restaurant downtown.
  • The children play in the garden every weekend.

The interrogative form of the simple present:

Do I, you, we, they  
play?
Does he, she, it
Examples:
  • Do you speak good German?
  • Does Nancy work in a restaurant downtown?

The negative form of the simple present:

I, you, we,they do not  
 
play.
don't
He, she, it does not
doesn't
Examples:
  • No, I don't speak German.
  • No, she doesn't work in a restaurant downtown
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