What is Simple Present Tense in English Grammar

What is Simple Present Tense in English Grammar 

  • When an actions happens regularly.
  • Used to describe habits, general truth. Proverbs and quotes, scheduled events etc…
  • Verb to be used is the base form.

Words to recognize Simple Present Tense:

Everyday, Daily, always, often, usually etc…

What is Simple Present Tense in English Grammar



  • I live in Anand.
  • She lives in Anand.
  • He plays Cricket daily.
  • I often like chocolates.
  • I always wake up early in the morning.

To describe schedule events: 

  • The train arrives at 5 O’clock.
  • Bansari comes in 5 minutes.

General Truth:

  • Water freezes at zero degrees.
  • The Earth revolves around the Sun.
  • Sun rises in the East.

Proverbs and Quotation:

  • Arise, awake and do not stop till the goal is achieve.

Use Do / Does to introduce Interrogative and negative sentences

For Interrogative Sentences:

  • Do you come from Anand?
  • Do you like to eat pizza?
  • Does she remember things?
  • Do they go on trips?

Hack: When we use do or does in an interrogative sentence, we use the base form of verb in simple present.

For Negative Sentences:

  • I don’t live in London.
  • I don’t play piano.
  • She doesn’t drive a vehicle.

Wh questions of Simple Present Tense:

  • Why does Tony talk so quickly?
  • Why do they go far?
  • Why does she stay here?
  • When do we go on a trip?
  • When does she come from London?
  • When does such a thing happen?
  • Where do you come from?
  • Where do you live?
  • What does she want?
  • What do you like to eat?
  • Who speaks English in our class?
  • Who plays cricket well?

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