Present Simple Tense, Affirmative, Negative and Interrogative Example

Present Simple Tense
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The present simple tense is one of the most basic verb tenses in English. It is used to express simple, everyday actions and states of being. In this post, we will take a look at the affirmative, negative and interrogative forms of the present simple tense. Let’s get started!

Present Simple Tense

The present simple tense is used to describe regular or habitual actions.

For example, “I walk to school every day.”

The present simple tense is also used to describe permanent situations, such as “I live in New York.”


To form the present simple tense, you use the base form of the verb.

For example, the base form of “walk” is “walk.”

To make a sentence negative, you add “do not” or “does not.”

For example, “I don’t walk to school every day.”

To make a sentence interrogative, you add the auxiliary verb “do” or “does.”

For example, “Do you walk to school every day?”

The present simple tense is a very versatile tense that can be used in a variety of situations. With a little practice, you’ll be using it like a native speaker in no time!

Simple Present Tense Negative Sentences

  • She does not like me.
  • He does not like her.
  • I do not live in America.
  • You do not work at home.
  • They do not speak French.

Negative sentences with don’t and doesn’t

  • I don’t live in America.
  • You don’t work at home.
  • They don’t speak French.
  • He doesn’t like me.
  • She doesn’t like him.

Simple Present Tense Interrogative Sentences

-Do and does questions

  • Do you live in America?
  • Does he like her?
  • Does she work at home?
  • Do they speak French?
  • Where does she live?
  • When do they go to school?
  • How often do you play tennis?

Positive answers with do and does

  • Yes, I do.
  • Yes, he does.Y
  • es, she does.
  • Yes, they do.
  • No, I don’t.
  • No, he doesn’t.
  • No, she doesn’t.
  • No, they don’t.

20 Present Simple Sentences

  1. She loves to make ice-cream.
  2. He walks the dog every day.
  3. She stay home today.
  4. We want to go on a vacation soon.
  5. I need to buy some new clothes.
  6. You look very pretty today.
  7. She always looks elegant.
  8. He go to school.
  9. I like to play tennis.
  10. They play in the park.
  11. I go to the store.
  12. Do you come with me?
  13. We can go to the movies.
  14. I want to see that new movie.
  15. Do they want to come with us?
  16. He always works hard.
  17. She never seems to get tired.
  18. Do you like ice-cream?
  19. He does not play ice hockey.
  20. Does she work hard?

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