Present Simple Tense – Do or Does?

The Present Simple tense is a basic tense that is often taught in primary school. It is created by adding “-s” or “-es” to the base form of the verb when the subject is in the third person singular (he, she, it), and it is used to discuss habits, facts, or routine behaviors.

Here are some examples:

– I drink coffee every morning.
– My sister plays soccer with her friends.
– She does her homework before dinner.
– The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
– Monkeys eat bananas.

In all of these sentences, the verb is in the Present Simple tense because they describe actions that are habitual, factual, or routine.

It’s important to note that some verbs, such as “be” and “have”, have irregular conjugations in the Present Simple tense. For example:

– I am a student.
– She has a hamster.

In these sentences, “am” and “has” are in the Present Simple tense, but they don’t follow the “add -s or -es” rule when the subject is third person singular as they are irregular verbs.

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