Present Simple Exercises (With Printable Worksheet)

You might already know that the simple present tense is used to describe actions currently or regularly occurring. But are you smart enough to apply your knowledge? Don’t worry. I’m going to teach you how!

I made some simple present tense exercises with answers to measure your understanding of the verb tense. Answer the three worksheets provided, then check your answers using the answer key. Good luck!

What is Present Simple Tense?

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This one is really easy to remember. The simple present tense is always used for actions happening right now and actions regularly occurring. We form them by using the root form of the verb or by adding -s or -es to the end if it’s a singular third-person subject. For example:

  • I am happy.
  • She uses her old laptop once a week.
  • They travel all the time.
Simple Present Tense Worksheet 1

Simple Present Tense Worksheet 1

Choose the letter of the correct answer.

Consider these two statements: (1) The simple present tense is a verb tense used for actions happening right now. (2) The simple present tense is a verb tense used for actions happening regularly.
If the first-person singular form of go is go, what is its third-person singular form?
Most regular verbs use the root verb to form the simple present tense. Only the third-person singular subject uses the -es or -s form.
What is the formula for asking questions in the simple present tense?
What is the simple present form of to be when the subject is I?
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Simple Present Tense Worksheet 2

Simple Present Tense Worksheet 2

Change the verb into its correct form.

In this building, people usually __________ (talk) too much.
I __________ (enjoy) driving my car.
He always __________ (tell) me his secrets.
You never __________ (help) me with my homework.
My family __________ (praise) Julia all the time.
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Simple Present Tense Worksheet 3

Simple Present Tense Worksheet 3

Transform the sentences into question form.

I live near his house.
She bakes cookies for a living.
John always shouts.
Her family travels yearly.
Mary and Sara exercise twice a week.
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Final Thoughts on Present Simple Tense

I’ve given you three downloadable worksheets to test your understanding of the simple present tense. I hope they help! The first one challenges your knowledge of the simple present tense rules. The second and third worksheets test your application of the verb tense.

Remember that the simple present tense is for regular actions and actions occurring right now. Use the root verb or the -s and -es structures to form them.

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