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Simple present

Simple present is used to express repeated or unchanging actions. The action can be a habit, hobby, recurring event, emotion, or wish. Simple present is not used to express actions that are happening right now.

Simple Present - Basic Form

For verbs ending in consonants or "-e", just add "-s" to the end of the verb.

I, You, We, TheyHe, She, It
VerbVerb +s
  • Walk
  • Live
  • See
  • Speak
  • Play
  • Read
  • Walks
  • Lives
  • Sees
  • Speaks
  • Plays
  • Reads

  • walk to school.
  • He walks to school.
  • We live in a house.
  • She lives in a house.
  • They see a dog.
  • The dog sees a bone.
  • speak Spanish.
  • She speaks Spanish.
  • The children play in the park.
  • The child plays in the park.

Simple Present - Additional forms

For "He", "She" or "It" - If the verb ends in "-o", "-x", "-sh", "-ch", or "-ss", add "-es" to the end of the verb.

VerbVerb+ -es
  • Go
  • Watch
  • Miss
  • Fix
  • Wash
  • Goes
  • Watches
  • Misses
  • Fixes
  • Washes

  • He goes to school.
  • She watches TV.
  • Carol misses her mom.
  • Bill fixes the stove.
  • Joe washes his car.

Simple Present - Additional Forms

For "He", "She", or "It" - If the verb ends in a consonant + "-y" (i.e. study), change the "y" to "i" and add "-es". If the verb ends in a vowel + "-y" (i.e. play), just add "-s".

Consonant + y --> Consonant + i + esVowel + y --> Vowel + y + s
  • Study --> Studies
  • Try --> Tries
  • Dry-->Dries
  • Play --> Plays
  • Stay --> Stays
  • Buy --> Buys

  • He studies English.
  • She plays soccer.
  • The boy dries the dishes.
  • She buys candy.
  • He stays home.