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Simple present tense is the kind of tense that expresses general action, habitual acts, actions happening now, and the actions that are always true. 

 

A. Positive sentences 

Structural pattern: Subject + base form of verb: 

Examples: 

  • I wash my clothes every Saturday 
  • She cooks delicious food 
  • They play football on Fridays 

 

B. Negative Sentences

Structural pattern: Subject + does not/do not + base form of the verb: 

Examples:

  • I do not wash my clothes every Saturday.  
  • She does not cook delicious food.  
  • They do not play football on Fridays.  

C. Negative Sentences Contracted Forms:

Examples: 

  • I don't wash my clothes every Saturday 
  • She doesn't cook delicious food 
  • They don't play football on Fridays 

 

Note: In the sentences like "She doesn't cook every day" and "Does she cook every day", the base form of the verb does not retain 's'. 

 

D. Interrogative Sentences  

Structural pattern: Auxiliary 'Do'/'Does + subject + base form of the verb: 

(a) Positive Interrogative Sentences  

Structural pattern: Auxiliary Do/Does + subject + base form of the verb:

Examples:  

  • Do I wash my clothes every Saturday? 
  • Does she cook delicious food? 
  • Do they play football on Fridays? 

(b) Negative Interrogative Sentences 

Structural pattern: Negative Auxiliary Don't/Doesn't + subject + base form of the verb: 

Examples:

  • Don't I wash my clothes? 
  • Doesn't she cook delicious food? 
  • Don't they play football every Saturday? 

 


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