Present Simple – Part 1

Learn English Verbs - Present Simple
My sister works in a hospital.

Use the present simple to talk about things that you do regularly – or things that are true in general.


With many verbs, add -s to the verb with he, she, and it:


I / You / We / They work
He / She / It works


  • work in a bank.
  • He works at the university.
  • We work every day.
  • My sister works in a hospital.

Special Case 1

Verbs that end in consonant + -y, we remove the -y and add -ies.

  • study English.
  • Maria studies English.

Other verbs in this category: cry, flytry.

Special Case 2

For verbs that end in -o, -sh, -s, -ss, -ch, -x, we add -es.

  • They go to English class on Wednesday.
  • She goes to cooking class on Saturday.
  • She gos to cooking class on Saturday.

Other verbs in this category: watchkissteach

Learn more English verb tenses: past, present, future, simple, perfect, continuous!

Present Simple Quiz 1

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