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THE SIMPLE PRESENT: STATEMENTS

AFFIRMATIVE SUBJECT VERB I YOU WE WORK THEY THE COMPUTERS HE/ SHE/ IT THE COMPUTER WORKS

NEGATIVE SUBJECT DO/ DOES NOT I YOU WE DO NOT THEY DONT THE COMPUETRS HE/SHE/IT THE COMPUTER

BASE VERB

WORK

WORK

RULES FOR THIRD PERSON SINGULAR = Reglas para la tercera persona singular: she- he-it. SINGULAR ADD S TO MOST VERBS (la mayora de los
verbos llevan s)

EXAMPLES
Walk- walks Leave-leaves Get-gets Like-likes Sing- sings Run-runs Go-goes Do- does Study-studies

ADD ES TO VERBS THAT END IN SH, CH, SS, X OR O (agregar es para los verbos que
terminan en sh, ch, ss, x, or o)

Finish-finishes Catch-catches Cross-crosses Try- tries Relax-relaxes Worry-worries

IF A VERB ENDS IN A CONSONANT + Y, CHANGE THE Y TO i and add es (si el


verbo termina en consonante + y, cambia la y por i y agrego es = ies

If a verb ends in a vowel +y, add s (si


un verbo termina en vocal +y , agrego una s)

Pay-pays

Play-plays

Buy-buys

(+) Structure: subject + verb + complement (-) Structure: subject + does- do + not + verb + complement (?) Structure: wh-question + does- do+ subject+ verb+ complement?

PRECTICE: COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH THE CORRECT FORM OF THE VERB IN PATENTHESES. MAKE THE VERB NEGATIVE IF THE WORD NOT IS IN THE PARENTHESES. Para completar el ejercicio debes poner atencin en el sujeto, si este corresponde a 3ra persona singular debes seguir las cuatros reglas descritas anteriormente.

1. Mike (live) __________ in New York City. 2. He (have) ___________ an apartment near the office. 3. He ( not, take) __________________ the bus to work. 4. He (walk) _______________ to work. 5. Mike (like) _______________ his job. 6. He (write) _______________ about movies. 7. He (go) __________________ to the movies every day. 8. He (not, go) ________________ home at 5:00 in the afternoon. 9. Lee (correct) _________________ his work. 10. Mike and Lee (not agree) __________________ all the time. 11. John (get up) _________________ at noon. 12. He (eat) ___________________ breakfast. 13. He (watch) ____________________ television. 14. He (meet) _____________________ his friends for lunch. 15. He (try) __________________ to find a job. 16. In the evening, he (go out) ________________ with his friends. 17. John (come) ___________________ home at four oclock in the morning. 18. On Sundays, he (stay) ___________________ home. 19. He (wash) _____________________ his clothes. 20. He (clean) _____________________ his apartment. 21. He (call) ______________________ his mother. 22. His mother (worry) ____________________ about him.