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Simple Present - Form Level: elementaryLevel 1

be

Use:

example: I am hungry.

  affirmative negative question
II am.I am not.Am I?
he/she/itHe is.He is not.Is he?
you/we/theyYou are.You are not.Are you?

have

Use:

example: I have a dog. / I have got a dog.

'have got' is mainly used in British English. You can also use 'have' on its own (especially in American English). In this case, however, you must form negative sentences and questions with the auxiliary verb 'do' (see 'All other verbs').

  positiv negativ question
I/you/we/theyI have got. / I have.I have not got. / I do not have.Have I got? / Do I have?
he/she/itHe has got. / He has.He has not got. / He does not have.Has he got? / Does he have?

All other verbs

Use:

  affirmative negative question
I/you/we/they I play. I do not play. Do I play?
he/she/it He plays. He does not play. Does he play?

Tips on how to form negative sentences and questions

Negative sentences and questions are formed with the auxiliary verb 'do'.

(i) Animation on negative sentences and questionsForm

The 3rd person singular of 'do' is 'does'. This means that in negative sentences and questions the 's' of the main verb is placed behind 'do'.

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Changed: 10th Dec 2010 19:35

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