In this lesson, you will learn the simple present or present simple tense in English verb tenses chart.
Simple Present Tense | Usage & Examples
The simple present tense is used to describe habits, unchanging situations, general truths, and fixed arrangements.
- Affirmative (+): S + V(s/es) + O.
- Negative (-): S+ don/t/doesn/t + V (base form) + O.
- Interrogative (?): Do/does + S + V(base form) + O ?
- To express habits, general truths, repeated actions or unchanging situations, emotions and wishes:
I study (habit); I work in Newyork (unchanging situation); London is a large city (general truth)
- To give instructions or directions:
You open the door and you see a red umbrella.
- To express fixed arrangements, present or future:
Your flight starts at 09.00
- To express future time, after some conjunctions: after, when, before, as soon as, until:
I will finish the task before this afternoon.
Examples with the verb RUN
- I run fast.
- You run fast.
- He runs fast.
- She runs fast.
- It runs fast.
- They run fast.
- We run fast.
- I don’t run fast.
- You don’t run fast.
- He doesn’t run fast.
- She doesn’t run fast.
- It doesn’t run fast.
- They don’t run fast.
- We don’t run fast.
- Do I run fast?
- Do you run fast?
- Does he run fast?
- Does she run fast?
- Does it run fast?
- Do they run fast?
- Do we run fast?