Lesson 25: want – present tense

Lesson 25: want – present tense

Present Tense

I want _____
We want _____
You want _____
You want _____

He wants _____

She wants _____

It wants _____

They want _____

The verb “want” requires an object:

  • I want a banana. (The word “banana” is an object.)
  • She wants some coffee. (The word “coffee” is an object.)
  • They want some help. (The word “help” is an object.)

Present Tense – negative

I don’t want _____
We don’t want _____
You don’t want _____
You don’t want _____

He doesn’t want _____

She doesn’t want _____

It doesn’t want _____

They don’t want _____

Remember: You must have an object after the verb “want.”

  • I don’t want any mustard on my sandwich.
  • He doesn’t want to go home. (The infinitive, “to go” is the object.)
  • We don’t want them.

The word “want” is often heard in questions:

  • What do you want?
  • Do you want anything to drink?
  • Does he want anything to drink?
  • Where do they want to go today?
  • When do you want to leave for the airport?

Here are some examples:

  • A: What do you want?
  • B: I want a cup of coffee.


a cup of coffee.

  • A: What does he want to do?
  • B: He wants to play basketball. He doesn’t want to play football.

boy playing basketball

  • A: What do they want to do?
  • B: They want to go hiking. They don’t want to go swimming.


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Directions: Fill in the blanks with the helping verb (do or does) and the main verb (want or wants).1- 10 Present Tense:
What _______ you _________ ?
I ________ to get a Coke.
What ________ she ________?
She _________ a new bike.
What ________ they ________?
They ________ to go on a trip.
He _________ __________ anything. (negative)
We _________ __________ that car. (negative)
What _________ the dog _________?
He __________ to go out.


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