The simple present tense tells about things that are happening now. To make a sentence in the simple present, we use:
subject + base verb
When the subject of the sentence is he, she, it or a name, we need to add -s or -es to the end of the base verb.
|Subject||Base Form of Verb or Base Verb + 's' or 'es'|
|I, You, He, She, It||like, likes||monkeys.|
|We, You, They||like||monkeys.|
We can also use the simple present to make negative sentences by using:
subject + do not + base verb
In a negative sentence, when the subject of the sentence is he, she, it or a name, the verb stays the same but do not becomes does not.
|Subject||Do/Does not||Base Form of Verb|
|I, You||Do not||Like||monkeys.|
|He, She, It||Does not||Like||monkeys.|
|We, You, They||Do not||Like||monkeys.|
Remember, you can always use don't instead of do not or doesn't instead of does not.
Here are some examples of sentences that use the simple present.