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Lesson Seven

The Present Tense

 

Singular
Plural
I learn
We learn
You learn
You learn

He learns

She learns

It learns

They learn

 

writing

You learn English every day.

He learns English at school.

They learn English on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 

The Present Tense describes the things you do every day. Note the use of an "s" at the end of the verb when describing a man, a woman, or a thing.

Do not confuse the present tense with the simple form.

Here's the present tense for the verb "work."

I work
teacher
You work
Lissette
He works
man
She works
woman
It works
car
We work

 teacher  I

+

 Lissette  you

You work
student
They work
business meetingi

 

Present Tense - Negative

do + not + verb

write

Singular
Plural
I do not work
We do not work
You do not work
You do not work
He does not work
They do not work
She does not work
It does not work

 

Contractions:

do + not = don't

does + not = doesn't

write

Singular
Plural
I don't work
We don't work
You don't work
You don't work
He doesn't work
They don't work
She doesn't work
It doesn't work

Practice:

1.  I ___ to school every day. (go)

2.  She _____ to school every day. (go - negative)

3.  Juan and Martha _____ a large family. (have)

4.  He ______ a car. (have - negative)

5.  You _____ from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day (work)

6.  I ______ on the weekends. (work - negative)

7.  It _____ a lot in the winter in Minnesota. (snow)

8.  It _____ in the summer. (snow - negative)

9.  We _____ how to speak English. (know)

10. We _____ how to speak Italian. (know - negative)

answers below

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Remember to keep track of your progress with this checklist.

 

Next: Lesson Eight

 

 

 Answers: 1. go;  2. does not go / doesn't go;  3. have;  4. does not have / doesn't have;  5. work; 6. do not work / don't work; 7. snows; 8. does not snow / doesn't snow; 9. know; 10. do not know / don't know

 
 


   
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