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Handout - 03

An IIBS Finishing School (IFS) Creation.


SENTENSES - SPT
Affirmative Negative Interrogative Yes No ‘Wh’- Qns
Simple Present Tense (with the verb forms of ‘be’ – ‘am’, ‘is’ and ‘are’)
I am. I am not. Am I? Yes, I am. No, I am not. Where am I?
We are. We are not. Are we? Yes, we are. No, we are not. What are we?
You are. You are not. Are you? Yes, you are. No, you are not. Why are you?
They are. They are not. Are they? Yes, they are. No, they are not. Who are they?
He is. He is not. Is he? Yes, he is. No, he is not. When is he?
She is. She is not. Is she? Yes, she is. No, she is not. How is she?
It is. It is not. Is it? Yes, it is. No, it is not. How is it?
Simple Present Tense (with ‘do’ and ‘does’)
I do. I do not. Do I? Yes, I do. No, I do not. Where do I?
We do. We do not. Do we? Yes, we do. No, we do not. What do we?
You do. You do not. Do you? Yes, you do. No, you do not. Why do you?
They do. They do not. Do they? Yes, they do. No, they do not. Who do they?
He does. He does not. Does he? Yes, he does. No, he does not. When does he?
She does. She does not. Does she? Yes, she does. No, she does not. How does she?
It does. It does not. Does it? Yes, it does. No, it does not. How does it?
Simple Present Tense (with ‘have’ and ‘has’)
I have. I have not. Have I? Yes, I have. No, I have not. Where have I?
We have. We have not. Have we? Yes, we have. No, we have not. What have we?
You have. You have not. Have you? Yes, you have. No, you have not. Why have you?
They have. They have not. Have they? Yes, they have. No, they have not. Who have they?
He has. He has not. Has he? Yes, he has. No, he has not. When has he?
She has. She has not. Has she? Yes, she has. No, she has not. How has she?
It has. It has not. Has it? Yes, it has. No, it has not. How has it?
Simple Present Tense (with the verb ‘play’)
I play. I do not play. Do I play? Yes, I do. No, I do not. Where do I play?
We play. We do not play. Do we play? Yes, we do. No, we do not. What do we play?
You play. You do not play. Do you play? Yes, you do. No, you do not. Why do you play?
They play. They do not play. Do they play? Yes, they do. No, they do not. Who do they ask?
He plays. He does not play. Does he play? Yes, he does. No, he does not. When has he play?
She plays. She does not play. Does she play? Yes, she does. No, she does not. How does she play?
It plays. It does not play. Does it play? Yes, it does. No, it does not. How does it play?
Simple Present Tense (with the verb ‘fly’)
I fly. I do not fly. Do I fly? Yes, I do. No, I do not. Where do I fly?
We fly. We do not fly. Do we fly? Yes, we do. No, we do not. Why do we fly?
You fly. You do not fly. Do you fly? Yes, you do. No, you do not. Why do you fly?
They fly. They do not fly. Do they fly? Yes, they do. No, they do not. When do you fly?
He flies. He does not fly. Does he fly? Yes, he does. No, he does not. When does he fly?
She flies. She does not fly. Does she fly? Yes, she does. No, she does not. How does she fly?
It flies. It does not fly. Does it fly? Yes, it does. No, it does not. How does it fly?
Simple Present Tense – Exercise: Fill in the blanks with ‘be’, ‘do’, ‘have’, ‘work’, ‘push’, ‘try’, ‘catch’, etc.,
I ______. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1.
We ______. 2. 2. 2. 2. 2.
You _______. 3. 3. 3. 3. 3.
They _______. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4.
He ________. 5. 5. 5. 5. 5.
She ______. 6. 6. 6. 6. 6.
It _______. 7. 7. 7. 7. 7.

--- Compiled by Prof. NSR Murthy, Dean. +91 96202 23704; prof.nsr@iibsonline.com
Handout - 03

The spelling for the verb in the third person differs depending on the ending of that verb:

1. For verbs that end in -O, -CH, -SH, -SS, -X, or -Z we add -ES in the third person.

 go – goes
 catch – catches
 wash – washes
 kiss – kisses
 fix – fixes
 buzz – buzzes

2. For verbs that end in a consonant + Y, we remove the Y and add -IES.

 marry – marries
 study – studies
 carry – carries
 worry – worries

NOTE: For verbs that end in a vowel + Y, we just add -S.

 play – plays
 enjoy – enjoys
 say – says

--- Compiled by Prof. NSR Murthy, Dean. +91 96202 23704; prof.nsr@iibsonline.com