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Simple Present Tense.
 
Affirmative Statement form:
 
Subject +
Verb +
Complement
I
Work
Everyday
WE, THEY, YOU
Sale
fruits
HE, SHE, IT
Paints
houses
 
 
 

Negative Statement form:
Subject +
Aux + not
Verb+
Complement
I
Do not
Work
On weekends
We, You
They
Do not
Fix
cars
He, she
It
Does not
 
Cook
In a hotel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


Spelling rule for 3rd singular person.
 
1.   Most of Verbs  -s and –es
Run                       runs
Sleep                    sleeps
Work                    works
Swim                    swims
2.     Verbs ending in /s/ /ch/ /sh/ /z/ /o/ /x/ add -es
Do                       does
Go                       goes
Watch                  watches
Wash                    washes
Fix                       fixes
 
3.     Verbs ending in consonant + y changes to ies
Try                       tries
Study                   Studies
 
4.  Irregular Verbs
Be                      is
Have                  has
 

I. Part. Read the following statements and choose the alternative that best answers each one.

  1. He _____________ all his money. (+)

 spends                   have                   give

   2. Roy ____________ a very nice song. (+)      

 play                       sings                   singing

   3. Luis ____________ his car yesterday. (-)

don't wash              doesn't watch      doesn't watches

   4. I ___________ you at school every Friday . (+)

 see                        don't see              sees
 
  5. María __________ a new car. (-)
 doesn't buys           don't buy            doesn't buy
 
   6. John ___________ math at UCR. (-)
 don't teach             doesn't teaches   doesn't teach
 

   7. Cris ___________ it is a nice idea. (+)

 thinks                   doesn't think          thinking
 
   8. My mom ________  me a beautifyl gift. (+)
 buys                      buies                   buyes
 
 9. I ___________ a boring bok. (-)
   read                     don't read            reads
 
10. They __________ a letter for the principle. (-)
  don't write             write                   doesn't write
 

II. Part. Read the following paragraph and choose the alternative that best answers each option.
 
  
Every summer, my friend Jorge (throw) a party for his birthday. He  just  (be) 15. All his family and friends (go) to his party. The party   (start) at 9 o’clock. Rose usually  (give/not) an expensive gift. The food and drink   always (be) just perfect. We   (eat ) a lot of fast food and we   (not/ drink) very much. Jorge’s mother  (be/ not) almost always late. But, She   (bring) a big birthday cake. Everybody  (bring) him beautiful gifts but I  sometimes  (forget) to give him mine. Everything never  (end) at midnight and we seldom  (get/not) home late. We all  (be) so happy. We   (enjoy) the party very much. Finally, I want to have my own party to invite all of my friends.

 III. Part. Write a postive and/or a negative sentence by using these verbs.
 
(+) 1. He  everyday.                                             (-) 2. Andrea and Ana   tv in the morning.
 
(-) 5. They   at night.                 (+) 3. Ronald  the windows.
 
 

 

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