The Present Simple Tense with Sentences

Hello everyone,

Today we are going to look at simple present tense and its use.

What is simple present tense?

The simple present tense is a verb tense used to express habits, general truths, and actions happening in the present time.

It is one of the most commonly used tenses in the English language.

When to use the simple present tense:

To express habits or routines:
Example: I go to the gym every morning.
Example: He watches TV after dinner.

To state general facts or truths:
Example: The sun rises in the east.
Example: Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.

To describe actions happening at the present moment:
Example: I am listening to music right now.
Example: The dog is barking outside.

To discuss scheduled events in the near future:
Example: The meeting starts at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
Example: Our flight departs in two hours.

How to use the simple present tense:

For most verbs, we add “-s” or “-es” to the base form of the verb when using the simple present tense with the subject “he,” “she,” or “it.” For example:

– I walk
– You walk
– We walk
– They walk
– He walks
– She walks
– It walks

Some verbs have irregular forms in the simple present tense, such as “go” (he goes), “have” (he has), and “do” (he does).

In negative sentences, we use “do not” (don’t) or “does not” (doesn’t) before the base form of the verb:
– I don’t like coffee.
– He doesn’t study hard.

In questions, we use “do” or “does” before the subject, followed by the base form of the verb:
– Do you speak French?
– Does she live nearby?

Remember, the simple present tense is used for actions happening regularly, general truths, and actions happening at the present moment.

By following these guidelines, you can correctly use the simple present tense in your written and spoken English.

Now, let’s look at simple present tense sentences. Please see the pattern and try making your own sentences as you read along.

Let’s get started.

Simple Present Tense Sentences

The sun rises in the east.

Birds sing in the morning.

Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.

Cats sleep a lot during the day.

I drink coffee every morning.

She works in an office.

The Earth revolves around the sun.

Dogs bark when they are excited.

We go to school every weekday.

The moon shines at night.

Flowers bloom in spring.

He plays the guitar beautifully.

I eat breakfast at 7 AM.

The sky is blue.

Trees provide oxygen.

Fish swim in water.

The train arrives on time.

People need food to survive.

I love chocolate.

They speak Spanish fluently.

The car stops at the red light.

Dolphins live in the ocean.

The Earth is round.

We wear shoes on our feet.

The teacher explains the lesson.

Time flies quickly.

She brushes her teeth before bed.

The computer processes information.

Babies cry when they are hungry.

The clock ticks loudly.

I understand the instructions.

The wind blows gently.

Bees pollinate flowers.

He runs every morning.

The sun sets in the west.

Penguins cannot fly.

We celebrate birthdays.

Fire burns wood.

Children love to play.

The rain falls softly.

The baby giggles.

People need water to live.

I like to read books.

The Earth has four seasons.

The cat purrs when petted.

Music soothes the soul.

The bus arrives at the station.

I wear glasses to see.

The door opens easily.

The chef cooks delicious meals.

Simple Present Tense Sentences

It snows in winter.

Fish swim in schools.

The phone rings loudly.

Bees make honey.

I brush my hair every morning.

The airplane flies high in the sky.

Plants need sunlight to grow.

The baby crawls on the floor.

People laugh at jokes.

I write in my journal daily.

The moon controls the tides.

She wears a red dress to the party.

We watch movies on weekends.

The refrigerator keeps food cold.

Dogs wag their tails when happy.

The chef prepares a delicious meal.

I exercise for 30 minutes every day.

The river flows downstream.

Students study for exams.

I check my email regularly.

The car engine starts easily.

Monkeys swing from trees.

The clock ticks incessantly.

I water the plants every morning.

The fire burns brightly.

People use computers for work.

Birds build nests in trees.

She wears a hat in the sun.

The baby sleeps peacefully.

I clean my room on Saturdays.

The train departs at 8 AM.

We listen to music in the car.

The wind blows the leaves.

The teacher explains concepts.

Children play in the park.

The oven bakes cookies.

I take a shower before bed.

The cat stretches lazily.

It hails during a storm.

I speak English fluently.

The sunflower follows the sun.

People walk on the sidewalk.

The computer processes data.

She wears a watch on her wrist.

I eat vegetables for dinner.

The baby claps hands.

The Earth rotates on its axis.

I drive to work every day.

The spider spins a web.

The bookshelf holds many books.

Simple Present Tense Sentences

The moon reflects the sun’s light.

I take the bus to school.

The snow melts in the spring.

Fish swim in the ocean.

Birds migrate in the fall.

I wear a jacket in the winter.

The alarm clock wakes me up.

The soccer game starts at 3 PM.

Flowers need water to bloom.

I play the piano in the evening.

The baby laughs when tickled.

People walk in the park.

The TV remote changes channels.

The Earth orbits the sun.

I wear a backpack to school.

Bees collect nectar from flowers.

The shower runs hot water.

The dog chases its tail.

I cook dinner for my family.

The rainbow appears after rain.

She wears glasses to read.

I answer phone calls at work.

The dishwasher cleans dishes.

I take photos with my camera.

The traffic light turns green.

I jog in the morning.

The refrigerator keeps food fresh.

Birds build nests in trees.

The teacher writes on the board.

I turn off the lights at night.

The baby crawls towards toys.

The printer prints documents.

I check my messages daily.

The cat curls up in a ball.

The sunflower follows the sunlight.

I feed the fish every day.

The clock strikes noon.

People smile in photographs.

I send emails to colleagues.

The moon appears at night.

She wears a necklace around her neck.

I set the table for dinner.

The computer saves files.

I ride my bike to work.

The radio plays music.

The wind blows leaves around.

I comb my hair every morning.

The baby waves goodbye.

I water the garden regularly.

The cat climbs the tree.


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