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The Simple Present Tense: have, want, need, and like

First, we will look at the form of Present Tense.

I
You
We
They
have a book.I
You
We
They
don’t have a book.
He
She
It
has a book. He
She
It
doesn’t have  a book.

For examples:

  • She wants a shirt. She doesn’t want a dress.
  • He needs a book. He doesn’t need an umbrella.
  • They like red roses. They don’t like yellow roses
  • We buy a pen. We don’t buy a ruler.
  • You have a dog. You don’t have cat.
  • I drive a car. I don’t drive a bicycle.

Questions and Short anwers.

Doyou
they
like this book?
Yes,I
we
they
do.
No,I
we
they
don’t.

 

Doeshe
she
it
like this book?
Yes,he
she
it
does.
No,I
we
they
doesn’t.

 

For examples:

  • Do you have a car?
    No, I don’t. I have a bicycle.
  • Does she live in an apartment?
    Yes, she does.
  • Do they go to the bank this afternoon?
    No, they don’t. They go to the factory.
  • Does he buy a new motorbike?
    Yes, he does.
  • Do you live in the downtown?
    No, we don’t

See more lessons about the Present Simple Tense in Grammar Section:

Exercise

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