The Simple Present Tense, which is accepted as one of the basic tenses, is used for routine work that is always repeated and the expression of scientific facts. The sentences formed while talking about the events that are accepted as the same by everyone and the subjects on which people agree are formed in accordance with the Simple Present Tense rules.
The English sentence structure rule is based on the subject + verb + object. In the affirmative sentences in the present simple tense, the verb is used in the nominative form. However, “-s” suffix is added to the verb in he/she/it subjects.
In negative sentences, “do/does not” is used after the subject in accordance with the subject in the sentence. To form a question with the Present Simple Tense, the sentence is continued by prefixing the auxiliary verb “do / does”. The “-s” suffix mentioned earlier is not used in negative and interrogative sentences.
I/You/ We/They + Initial Verb + Object….
He/She/It + Verb with -s suffix + Object….
I/You/ We/They + do not (don’t) + Initial Verb + Object….
He/She/It + does not (doesn’t) + Initial form of the verb Object….
Do + I/You/ We/They + Initial Verb + Object …..?
Does + He/She/It + Initial Verb + Object…..?
The English simple tense emerges in itself depending on various rules. There are some points to be considered while constructing a sentence in this structure.
Forgetting -s: While constructing a sentence in Simple Present Tense, -s should be added to the verb in he/she/it subjects. Forgetting this suffix is one of the most common mistakes made. Likewise, when asking questions, the -s suffix is not used.
Using the verb “to be” (am-is-are): Verb “to be” is known as an auxiliary in English. When constructing a sentence in the simple present tense, if there is a different verb in the sentence, there is no need for an auxiliary verb.
Disrupting grammatical construction: There are rules that must be followed when constructing sentences with the English present tense. English learners sometimes forget these rules and make various mistakes by disrupting the grammatical setup.
English Grammar, Verb to Be – Am/Is/Are Worksheet
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