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    present tenses

    hi
    is there anyone who can explain to me the positive, negative and question forms in the present tenses?

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    Re: present tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by phild View Post
    hi
    is there anyone who can explain to me the positive, negative and question forms in the present tenses?
    You mean conjugate a verb in the present tense simple?

    Present Tense Simple.


    Let`s take the verb go:


    Affirmative:

    I go
    you go
    he/she/it goes
    we go
    you go
    they go

    e.g. She goes to the market every Wednesday.

    Interrogative:

    Do I go?
    Do you go?
    Does he/she/it go?
    Do we go?
    Do you go?
    Do they go?

    e.g. Do they usually go to school by bus or on foot?

    Negative

    I don`t go [=I do not go]
    you don`t go
    he/she/it doesn`t go
    we don`t go
    you don`t go
    they don`t go

    e.g. We don`t go to that movie on Saturday.

    You can do the same with many verbs, but not with the verb be or with modal verbs. They do not need the auxiliary verb do, except the verb have to [=must].
    Does that help?

    Any other questions?
    Last edited by Teia; 09-Oct-2007 at 20:19.

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