English Grammar Present Tense
Learn English Present Tense Grammar

Grammar Level 1- Lesson Seven

In this seventh grammar lesson, you learn about Present Tense in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

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The Present Tense

Singular
I study
You study
He studies
She studies
It studies

Plural
We study
You study
They study

Examples
You study English every day.
He studies English at school.
They study English on Mondays and Thursdays.
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

He works

She works

It works

We work

You work

They work

Present Tense – Negative
do + not + verb

Singular
I do not work
You do not work
He does not work
She does not work
It does not work

Plural
We do not work
You do not work
They do not work

Contractions:
do + not = don’t
does + not = doesn’t

Singular
I don’t work
You don’t work
He doesn’t work
She doesn’t work
It doesn’t work

Plural
We don’t work
You don’t work
They don’t work

Practice:
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)

Answers: 1. go; 2. does not go / doesn’t go; 3. have; 4. does not have / doesn’t have; 5. work; 6. do not work / don’t work; 7. snows; 8. does not snow / doesn’t snow; 9. know; 10. do not know / don’t know

Quiz for Present Tense

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