The Simple Present Tense: VERB – Before talking further about Simple Present Tense, please learn these sentences.

talking about facts and habits

1. I live in Bantul, but she lives in Solo.
2. Does Indra go to mall on Sundays?
3. Do you know Baskara?
4. I don’t think we have met.
5. My mom does not allow me watch TV at noon.

When talking about facts (they stay the same for a long time) and habits (they happen again and again) we use THE SIMPLE PRESENT. The verb is the simple form of verb.

  • In positive form, when the subject is a third singular person (Talita, she, he) and it suffix s/es is added to the verb.
  • In negative and interrogative, does is used for the third singular person, and do is used for the others. it), suffix s/es is added to the verb.
  • In negative and interrogative, does is used for the third singular person, and do is used for the others.

Now, look at these examples

1. Talita works in Rumpita Hotel
2. She has the competency to perform well at work.
3. Does she speak English?
4. Certainly, but she doesn’t speak Japanese.
5. We live in Indonesia.
6. More people stay in our hotel on weekends.
7. They usually come with their family.
8. Do they always spend much money in the hotel restaurant?
9. No. They usually don’t spend much money on food.
10. A receptionist welcomes guests in a hotel or an office.

Notes:

  1. In positive form, when the subject is a third singular person (Talita, she, he, it), suffix s/es is added to the verb.
  2. In negative and interrogative, does is used for the third singular person, and do is used for the others.

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