Lesson 7:  The Present Tense

Lesson 7: The Present Tense

Lesson Seven

The Present Tense

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Singular
Plural
I learn
We learn
You learn
You learn

He learns

She learns

It learns

They learn

 

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You learn English every day.

He learns English at school.

They learn English on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 

The Present Tense describes the things you do every day. Note the use of an “s” at the end of the verb when describing a man, a woman, or a thing.

Do not confuse the present tense with the simple form.

Here’s the present tense for the verb “work.”

 

I work
You work
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He works
 businessman-with-cell-phone
She works
 woman-working-in-office-000
It works
 car-yellow-porsche
We work

teacher-drinking-coffee   I

aye-myanmar

  you = we

You work
 students-wht-bkground

 They work
 business-meeting-0008

 

Present Tense – Negative

do + not + verb

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Singular
Plural
I do not work
We do not work
You do not work
You do not work
He does not work
They do not work
She does not work
It does not work

Contractions:

do + not = don’t

does + not = doesn’t

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Singular
Plural
I don’t work
We don’t work
You don’t work
You don’t work
He doesn’t work
They don’t work
She doesn’t work
It doesn’t work

Quiz

Fill the blank with present tense form
1. I ___ to school every day. (go)
2. She _____ to school every day. (go – negative)
3. Juan and Martha _____ a large family. (have)
4. He ______ a car. (have – negative)
5. You _____ from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day (work)
6. I ______ on the weekends. (work – negative)
7. It _____ a lot in the winter in Minnesota. (snow)
8. It _____ in the summer. (snow – negative)
9. We _____ how to speak English. (know)
10. We _____ how to speak Italian. (know – negative)
Part A.
Directions: Complete each sentence with the correct form of the verb in the present tense
1. She _______ to school three times a week. (go)
2. My father ________ at that restaurant. (work)
3. I _______ English during the week. (study)
4. We ______ some time to go to the store. (have)
5. My car _______ a new set of tires. (have)
6. John _______ his shopping on the weekend. (do)
7. They _______ at that table everyday. (sit)
8. A plumber _______ leaky pipes and toilets. (fix)
9. You always ______ me good advice. (give)
10. They ______ very good students. (be)
Part B.
Directions: Make each of the above sentences negative.
1. She ____________________to school. (go)
2. My father _______________at that restaurant. (work)
3. I _______________English during the week. (study)
4. We _____________ any time to go to the store. (have)
5. My car ________________a new set of tires. (have)
6. John ___________his shopping on the weekend. (do)
7. They _______________ at that table everyday. (sit)
8. A teacher _____________leaky pipes and toilets. (fix)
9. You never _________ me good advice. (give)
10. They ________ very good students. (be)

 

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