Simple Present Tense: Formation and Examples

In the simple present tensethe verb describes the action of the present time. For this, first, you should go through the forms of a verb. In this tense, we should use a verb of base form that is in the present tense.

Examples-

  • Today I am so busy.
  • He does it on time.
  • They paint a wall beautifully.

Formation of simple present tense

Now we shall see the formation of sentences in the simple present tense.

In some sentences, we use the only form of 'to be' and sometimes the main verb in present form.

But, first, let’s see how to form the sentences.

So the formation is as;

  • Subject + form of ‘to be’ (present)+ other words
  • Subject + base form of a verb + other words
  • Subject + ‘s’ or ‘es’ to the base form of a verb + other words

Formation using 'to be'

First of all, we shall see the formation of sentences with irregular verbs in the simple present tense. ‘To be’ is an irregular verb. The forms of ‘to be’ in the present tense are ‘am, is, are’. We shall take some examples.

Have a look-

  • First person:

Singular number- I am a professor.

Plural number- We are science students.

  • Second person:

Singular number- You are so beautiful.

Plural number- All of you are clever.

  • Third person:

Singular number- He is an intelligent student.

                                   She is an active girl.

                                    It is a cat.

Plural number- They are lawyers of the Supreme Court.

                      They are very curious about the UEFA champions league.

Formation using the base form of the main verb

We can form the sentence in the simple present by using the base form of the main verb as;

  • Subject + base form of verb + remaining words

Examples

Here are some examples.

For some of the sentences with the third person, singular number, we should add ‘s’ or ‘es’ to the base form of the main verb.

Let’s have a look-

  • First person:

Singular number- I catch a ball.

Plural number- We catch a ball.

  • Second person:

Singular number- You catch a ball.

Plural number- You catch a ball.

  • Third person:

Singular number- He catches a ball. (We added -es to a verb catch)

                          She catches a ball.

                          It catches a ball.

Plural number- They catch a ball. 

More Examples of Simple Present Tense

To be-

  • I am a teacher.
  • We are leaders of the teams.
  • You are very talented.
  • All of you are the best students.
  • He is a smart guy.
  • They are well qualified.

The base form of the main verb

  • I follow her on Facebook
  • We give our best in a dance competition.
  • You borrow a Maths textbook from your friend.
  • Every day morning, he searches for IPL schedule.
  • All of you do very well.
  • He studies with full concentration.
  • She compares herself with her sister.
  • It plays with a red ball.
  • They learn in the evening.

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