Present simple exercise. Put your knowledge into practise and find out if you know everything on the present simple or need to watch the lesson again! Video exercise with feedback.
Welcome to English grammar spot! It is now time to put your knowledge with present simple exercise one. In this exercise I’m going to give you 15 sentences that look like
the following sentence:
I … to play football.
So I’m going to give you the infinitive form of the verb and your job is to conjugate that verb into fitting it in the sentence. I am going to give you a time frame, Time’s up!
I play football.
Ready? Let’s get started.
They …(to walk) eight miles a day.
They walk eight miles a day. Remember when it is a plural
we simply use the base form of the verb.
It usually … (to snow) in winter here.
It usually snows in winter here.
Here it concerns a third person singular ít’so we need to add an -s to the base form of the verb.
Water … (to boil) at a 100 degrees Celsius.
Water boils at a 100 degrees Celsius.
Again we have a third person singular namely water because we can replace it
by the pronoun ‘it.’ So we need to add an -s, also
remember when it is a present simple and it concerns a fact we need to use the present simple.
All trains … (to depart) from platform B.
All trains depart from platform B.
Here all trains can be replaced by the pronoun ‘they’ and since it is a plural we simply
use the base form of the verb.
Those dogs … (to be) old.
Those dogs are old.
Remember the verb ‘to be’ has its own forms so it is hard to conjugate it:
I am you are, he is, she is, it is, we are, you are, they are and those dogs can
be replaced by they, so we use are.
That cat … (to try) to catch the mouse.
That cat tries to catch the mouse.
Now remember when it concerns a one syllable verb that ends in a ‘y’, and is preceded by a consonant and more importantly when it concerns a third person singular and here that cat can be replaced by ‘it we change the ‘y’ into ‘ie’
and obviously we add an -s.
The car … (to be) fast.
The car is fast.
Remember ‘to be’ has its own forms. Now let’s continue with questions.
You … (to speak) English?
Do you speak English?
Remember when forming questions in the present simple we need a helping verb
and with the present simple e use the verb ‘to do.’
… your brother … (to speak) Arabic.
Does your brother speak Arabic?
Now remember your brother is a third person singular so we need to use does,
but don’t put an -s after speak because the -s has moved on to the verb ‘to
do’ So it is not does your brother speaks.
I … (not to like) pancakes.
Also with negations in the present simple we need the verb ‘to do’ so here the answer is:
I don’t like pancakes.
It … (not to rain) in July here.
It doesn’t rain in July here.
Remember it’s a third person singular and we need a helping verb to do so it becomes does and don’t put an -s after rain.
… (you – not to know) me?
Don’t you know me?
Angela often … (to try) to help me.
Angela often tries to help me. Remember third person singular ending in y.
The child … (to catch) the ball for me.
The child catches the ball for me. Remember when the verb ends in an -s sound, here catch, and it concerns a third person singular we have to put -es after the
base form of the verb.
… (to do – your sister) your homework?
Does your sister do your homework?
This must look a little strange because we use the verb ‘to do’ twice here,
but first we use does obviously as a helping verb and the second ‘do’ is a lexical verb, it
adds meaning to the sentence, here the meaning of making.
I thank you for your attention and I hope you did well but if you need to know extra
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