Creating Conversational Sentences with Simple Present Tense.

By | August 29, 2023

Creating Conversational Sentences with Simple Present Tense.

 

In creating conversation sentences using the Simple Present Tense, we use the first form of verbs (base form).

Before learning about the Simple Present Tense, it’s essential to understand the subject and the corresponding verb patterns in both positive and negative sentences.

1. Simple Present Tense in Positive Sentences

Observe the following table of Simple Present Tense in positive sentences:

SUBJECT VERB Example of Sentences
I work I work as sailor
You work You work at  9’ o clock every day
We work We work together to buid an apartment
They work They work for 7 hours per day
He works He works as writer
She works She works as manager
It works It works as schedule

 

In the Simple Present Tense, when the subject is  he, she,  or it,  the verb undergoes changes with the addition of  , es,  or ies.

Follow these guidelines:

If the last letter of the word is a consonant, add  s.
Example: talk becomes talks, bring becomes brings, and so on.

If the last letter is a vowel before the letter y (e.g., play, stay), add s.
Example: play becomes plays, stay becomes stays, and so on.

If the last letter is a consonant before the letter  y  (e.g., worry, carry), add  ies.
Example: worry becomes worries, carry becomes carries, and so on.

If the last letters are c h   , s   , o  ,   s s   ,   x   , or   z z  , add es.
Example: watch becomes watches, brush becomes brushes, go becomes goes, pass becomes passes, fix becomes fixes, and buzz becomes buzzes.

Pattern of Simple Present Tense in Positive Sentences:

2. Simple Present Tense in Negative Sentences.

In negative sentences, we need auxiliary verbs  do  and  does  +  not.

If the subject is  I, You, We, or They, the auxiliary verb is  do.
If the subject is He, She, or It, the auxiliary verb is  does.

Observe the following table of Simple Present Tense in negative sentences:

 

SUBJECT AUXILIARY VERB BASIC VERB Example of Sentences
I do + not work I do not work in the hotel
You do + not work You do not work as a waiter
We do + not work We do not work as a team
They do + not work They do not work this morning
He does + not work He does not work as a tailor
She does + not work She does not work in the restaurant
It does + not work It does not work as schedule

In conversations, we often use contractions for  do not  and  does not:

do not is shortened to don’t,  and  does not  is shortened to  doesn’t.

 

3.Simple Present Tense in Interrogative or(Question Sentences.

The auxiliary verbs  do  and  does are also used in question sentences. They are always placed before the subject. In question sentences, there are no contractions like  don’t  and  doesn’t,  as found in negative sentences.

Observe the following table of Simple Present Tense in question sentences:

AUXILIARY VERB SUBJECT VERB

(V-1)

Example of Sentences
Do I work Do I work for assist you ?
Do You work Do you work here as a waiter ?
Do We work Do we work as a team ?
Do They work Do they work this morning ?
Does He work Does He work as a tailor ?
Does She work Does She work in the restaurant ?
Does It work Does It work as schedule ?

 

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