Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Simple Negatives and Questions


For statements in the negative form, what we have to do is add the auxiliary verb 'to do'. For subjects 'I', 'you', 'we' and 'they', we simply leave 'do' as 'do', use the word 'not', and keep the base form of the verb now for the negative statements. However, for 'he', 'she' and 'it', we have to conjugate our auxiliary verb into 'does'. We still use 'not' and we still keep the base form of the verb. The pattern performing questions is very very similar to the pattern performing negative statements. However, what we've done is invert our subject and our auxiliary verb so that the questions read the auxiliary verb first. Of course, again, we use 'do' for 'I', 'you', 'we' and 'they' and use 'does' for 'he', 'she' and 'it'. In both cases, we've left our verb form as the base form of the verb as there's no need to change it.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

The importance of proper speaking and writing in studying English can help us to teach the students to build their confident in using English as a secondary language. It's important to write the correct spelling of the text with the right punctuation and layout, so the reader can easily understand it. Fluency and accuracy should be always on the the list.The final grammar unit is on modals, phrasal verbs, and passive vs active voice. Modals verbs were already talked about in a previous chapter so this explanation was good. However the Phrasal verbs and voice section I believe needed more elaboration. Especially the phrasal verb section, as I do not think I understand the differences of the 3 types at all.