Present Simple Affirmative

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We use the present simple, in its affirmative form, to confirm situations that regularly, repeatedly or always occur.

When we use the present simple in its affirmative form, we start with the subject followed by the base form of the verb. In the third person singular, we add an –s.

For example:
— “I work on important projects.” = The sentence is in the present simple affirmative, so we use the base form of the verb to work (work).
— “She works on important projects.” = The subject is she, so we add -s to the base form of the verb to work (works).

There are some exceptions for the third person singular, depending on the ending of the verb.

For example:
— With suffixes -ch, -s, -sh, -x, -z, add -es: “Catch” ⇒ “Catches“.
— With a consonant + -y, change -y to -i and add -es:Try” ⇒ “Tries“.
— With irregular verbs: do ⇒ does, go ⇒ goes, be ⇒ is, havehas

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