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Simple Present Tense




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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. Mar�a __________ 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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