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Present Indefinite Tense (definition, Formula & Exercises)

Present indefinite tense definition:

  Present indefinite tense which is also known as (Simple Present tense). It is used to express present action/ activities, habitual action, daily activities, universal fact, or possession and state. Mostly students get confused between the simple present and present indefinite which are the same but have gotten two different names. Present indefinite tense is the old name that was used in the past. So over here we study in detail about it. Let’s check out the example which is listed down.

Present Indefinite TenseUsages
I go to school every day.Daily activity.
I wash my teeth before sleep.Habitual action.
The sun rises from the east.Universal Truth
She is a girl.Universal truth.
Dubai is a beautiful county.General truth.
If we boil the ice it meals. General truth.
She is a doctor.Status
He is a president.Status.
I have a car.Possession
They are intelligent.Quality.
I have many friends.Possession.
He is ill. Condition.
We are united. Condition.
He is weak.Condition.

Present indefinite tense formula:

1) Present indefinite tense Positive formula:

The present indefinite positive formula Subject + 1st verb (s, es, ies) + object.

Examples:

  1.   I read my book.
  2.   He gets up early in the morning.
  3.  She writes a letter.
  4.  Sun rises in the east.
  5. He plays football.
  6. They wash the cloth.
  7. I study hard
  8. he goes to school
  9. she plays with dolls.
  10.  Ankara drinks water early in the morning.

Related tenses:

Simple Past Tense.

Future simple tense.

Present Perftect tense.

 2) Interrogative Structure/ Formula:

                         Do/Does + Subject + 1st verb + Object.

Examples:

  1. Do I read my book?
  2. Does he get up early in the morning?
  3. Do I study hard?
  4. Does the sun rise in the east?
  5. Does he play football?
  6. Do they wash the cloth?
  7. Does she write a letter?
  8. Do we go to school?
  9. Does she play with dolls?
  10. Does Ankara drink water early in the morning?

3) Negative Structure/Formula:

               Subject + do not/does not + 1st verb + object.

Examples:

  1. I do not read a book.
  2. He does not get up early.
  3. She does not write a letter.
  4. Sun does not rise in the east.
  5. He does not play football.
  6. They do not wash their cloth.
  7. I do not study hard.
  8. he does not go to school.
  9. she does not play with dolls.
  10.  Ankara does not drink water early in the morning.

4) Negative and interrogative Structure? Formula

     Do not/does not + subject + 1st verb + object.

  1. Doesn’t I read a book?
  2. Does not he get up early?
  3. Doesn’t she write a letter?
  4. Doesn’t the Sun rise in the east?
  5. Doesn’t he play football?
  6. Don’t they wash the cloth?
  7. Don’t I study hard?
  8. Doesn’t he go to school?
  9. Doesn’t she play with dolls?
  10. Don’t Ankara drink water early in the morning?

Present Indefinite tense-exercises

Fill in the blanks correctly with the simple present tense. Take care of the singular and plural forms.

1) He_________the mountain.  (Climb, climbed, climbs)

2) They ________  on the road every day. (played, play, playing)

3) she  ________ to god every day. (prays, prayed, praying)

4) My friend _________ to God every day. (prays, prayed, praying)

5) He __________ his teacher on weekends. (meets, met. meeting)

6) You ________ to the school daily. (go, goes, went)

7) Jong ___________ the room on time.   (cleaned, cleaning, cleans)

8) Kids _________ milk. (love, loved, loving)

9) They _______________ the teacher to take class.   (paid,  pays, pay)

10) Khan __________ news every day. (listens, listened, listening)

11) He __________ flowers annually.    (grow, grew, grows)

12) she  ________ to the office every day. (goes, went, gone)


Check out the answers which are colored in green.

1) He_________the mountain.  (Climb, climbed, climbs)

2) They ________  on the road every day. (played, play, playing)

3) she  ________ to god every day. (prays, prayed, praying)

4) My friend _________ to God every day. (prays, prayed, praying)

5) He __________ his teacher on weekends. (meets, met. meeting)

6) You ________ to the school daily. (go, goes, went)

7) Jong ___________ the room on time.   (cleaned, cleaning, cleans)

8) Kids _________ milk. (love, loved, loving)

9) They _______________ the teacher to take class.   (paid,  pays, pay)

10) Khan __________ news every day. (listens, listened, listening)

11) He __________ flowers annually.    (grow, grew, grows)

12) she  ________ to the office every day. (goes, went, gone)

Put ‘T’ for a true sentence and ‘F’ for a false sentence. Check out according to simple present tense.

  • They go to work every day.  ( True, False)
  • They like to see her dance.     ( True, False)
  • He desires his father to cook.   ( True, False)
  • John cried to find the man.    ( True, False)
  • Children wish to swim.   ( True, False)
  • Her parents go to work.   ( True, False)
  • Kamran visits me every day.   ( True, False)
  • Sun rises from the east.    ( True, False)
  • The teachers plays a broad role in the class.   ( True, False)
  • His mother wash the clothes daily.   ( True, False)
  •  The coach arranges the players on time.   ( True, False)
  • Animals like to eat.   ( True, False)

The answers are given below in green color, check out and rectify your worksheet.

  • They go to work every day.  ( True, False)
  • They like to see her dance.     ( True, False)
  • He desires his father to cook.   ( True, False)
  • John cried to find the man.    ( True, False)
  • Children wish to swim.   ( True, False)
  • Her parents go to work.   ( True, False)
  • Kamran visits me every day.   ( True, False)
  • Sun rises from the east.    ( True, False)
  • The teachers plays a broad role in the class.   ( True, False)
  • His mother wash the clothes daily.   ( True, False)
  •  The coach arranges the players on time.   ( True, False)
  • Animals like to eat.   ( True, False)

MCQ Questions & and answers. Choose the correct option for the given three options.

1) They _______ to visit the park every evening.

  • likes
  • like
  • liked

2) Kamran ________ have any book to read. Does not

  • does not
  • do not
  • do

3) She ________ like to spoil the rule.

  • do not
  • does
  • do

4) He ______ to run on the roof.

  • love
  • loves
  • loved

5) I ______ have to go to school.

  • Does
  • Does not
  • Do

6) ________ she know about the summer?

  • Do
  • Does
  • Done

7) ________ his friends know about his health?

  • Do
  • Does
  • Do not

8) Donny and shumaila ______ play together.

  • do not
  • doesn’t
  • does

9) My teacher ________ like to be interrupted.

  • do not
  • doesn’t
  • does

10) ______ they to come on time?

  • do
  • does
  • do not

11) He and his friends ______ run on the roof.

  • love
  • loves
  • loved

12) We ______ have to go to the party.

  • Does
  • Does not
  • Do

13) ________ she know about the match?

  • Do
  • Does
  • Done

14) She ______ to run on the roof.

  • want
  • wants
  • wanting

15) I ______ have to go to the meeting.

  • Does not
  • Do
  • Do not

16) All of them _________ every afternoon.

  • swim
  • swims
  • swimming

17) The man __________ money to them.

  • provide
  • provides
  • provided

18) My students’ _________ to relax on my lawn.

  • liked
  • like
  • likes

19) They _________ the nearby ground every Tuesday.

  • visited
  • visit
  • visits

20) My uncle ________ his work.

  • loves
  • love
  • loved

The answers are listed here.

  1. like 2) does not 3) does not. 4) loves 5) do 6) does 7) do 8) do not 9 does not 10) do 11)love 12) do 13 ) does 14) wants 15) do not 16)  swim 17) provides 18) like 19) visit 20) loves
Practice these Exercises:
  • Ali ______ historical books. ( reads, read)
  • She always ________ T.V at the evening. ( watch, watches)
  • He never ________ early. (comes, come)
  • Ahmad ________like playing football. (do not, does not)
  • They __________ the students. ( teach, teaches)
  • I _________ to play football at the morning. (want, wants)
  • You __________ like to learn English. (do not, does not)
  • _________you walk at the morning? (do, does)

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