Simple Present Tense With 50 Examples

(Last Updated On: January 19, 2018)

Simple Present Tense:

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  • The simple present tense is one of several forms of present tense in English.

  • The simple present tense is simple to form.

  • Just use the base form of the verb.

  • The 3rd person singular takes an -s at the end.

  • The simple present is a verb tense with two main uses.

  • We use the simple present tense when an action is happening right now.

  • Or when it happens regularly (or unceasingly, which is why it’s sometimes called present indefinite).

  • Depending on the person, the simple present tense is formed by using the root form or by adding ‑s or ‑es to the end.

  • We use the present simple tense to express the following ideas:

  • Habits.

  • Unchanging situations.

  • General truths.

  • Fixed arrangements.

Examples (Sentences 1 to 10).

  • I take.

  • You take.

  • We take.

  • They take.

  • He takes.     ( -s at the end)

  • She takes.     ( -s at the end)

  • I smoke.   (habit)

  • I work in Bangalore.   (unchanging situation)

  • New York is a large city.   (general truth)

Examples (Sentences 11 to 47)

  1. We catch the car every day.

  2. It rains every afternoon.

  3. They drive to New York every summer.

  4. Her mother is New York.

  5. Ramu, who will be 55 this year, jogs every day.

  6. Ramu never jogs.

  7. Does Ramu jog on Sundays?

  8. Raj works hard.

  9. Raj doesn’t work hard at all!

  10. Jim builds houses for a living.

  11. What does Jim do for a living?

  12. They play basketball every Sunday.

  13. At what time, do you usually eat dinner?

  • Facts or things which are true always:

  1. London is in England.

  2. London is not in France.

  3. You can’t live without water.

  4. Can you live without water?

  5. The sun sets in the west.

  6. Water freezes at zero degrees.

  7. The Earth revolves around the Sun.

  8. Sarah is a good girl.

  9. When does it start snowing?

  10. I speak French.

  11. I don’t speak Japanese.

  • Conditions (not actions) taking place at this moment.


  1. Tom thinks it’s a good idea.

  2. They have a lot of money.

  3. They don’t have any money.

  4. Do they have some money?

  5. I feel so tired.

  6. You are brilliant!

  7. They don’t need his help.

  8. To express habits or customs.

  9. We produce lasers for cosmetic surgery.

  10. He drinks tea at breakfast.

  11. She only eats fish.

  12. They watch television regularly.

  • To relate future plans (often regarding programs and timetables)
  • Examples (Sentences 47 to 61):

  1. They move into their new home next week.

  2. To tell jokes and stories or to report sporting events in real time.

  3. So, I go to Mr. D and say “I deserve a better mark in this class”.

  4. To give instructions or directions.

  5. You walk for two hundred meters, then you turn left.

  6. Open the packet and pour the contents into the hot water.

  7. You take the No.6 bus to Bangalore and then the No.10 to ITPL.

  8. To express fixed arrangements, present or future.

  9. Your exam starts at 09.00.

  10. His mother arrives tomorrow.

  11. Our holiday starts on the 26th March.

  • To express future time, after some conjunctions: after, when, before, as soon as, until:
  1. He’ll give it to you when you come next Saturday.
  2. She’ll see you before she leaves.
  3. We’ll give it to her when she arrives.


More Examples (Sentences 62 to 100)

  • I
    1. I think.
    2. Do I think?
    3. I do not think.
  • You
    1. You think.
    2. Do you think?
    3. You do not think.
  • He
    1. He thinks.

    2. Does he think?

    3. He does not think.

  • She
    1. She thinks.

    2. Does she think?

    3. She does not think.

  • It
    1. It thinks.

    2. Does it think?

    3. It does not think.

  • We
    • We think.

    • Do we think?

    • We do not think.

  • They
    • They think.

    • Do they think?

    • They do not think.

More Example For Simple Present:

  • Masa is a nice cat.

  • She lives with the Wilsons.

  • She’s very happy there.

  • Every morning, she sunbathes by the window.

  • In the afternoon, she plays in her cat house.

  • In the evening, she eats and sleeps next to Mrs. Wilson.

  • These days Masa is not very happy because the Wilson have just brought home a new dog named Jack.

  • In the morning, Jack sunbathes by the window, where Masa used to sit.

  • In the afternoon, Jack plays in his doghouse, which is next to Masa’s.
  • And in the evening, Jack eats and sleeps next to Mrs. Wilson which is what Masa used to do.

  • Then one day, Masa vanishes.

  • The Wilson family search high and low for Masa including the garden and the garage.

  • Even their neighbors haven’t seen Masa anywhere.

  • The next morning, when Mr. Wilson is cleaning Jack’s doghouse, he sees Masa.
  • There she is sleeping in Jack’s house. And what about Jack? He’s sleeping next to Masa.

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