100 Simple Present Tense Examples

The Simple Present is the tense that we use to refer to eventsactions, and conditions that are happening all the time, or exist now.

Check these simple present tense examples:

  • I live in Madrid
  • She loves you
  • We don’t like electronic music
  • They don’t know you
  • Do you make people happy?
  • Do you take calls

Continue reading so you can learn more about the uses of the simple present tense

Simple Present Tense: Uses

We use the present simple to talk about something that is true in the present:

  • I am from Costa Rica
  • I live in front of the catholic church

We use the present simple to talk about something that happens regularly in the present:

  • I play video games every day
  • She never does yoga

We also use the present simple to talk about something that is fixed in the future:

  • The University starts next week
  • We fly to London next week
  • The bus leaves at 7:55

Simple Present Tense Examples: Affirmative

These are some examples of affirmative sentences

  • I play soccer every day
  • I make my own lunch
  • I like to swim
  • She loves her children
  • She has a lot of patience
  • She buys her groceries in a local store
  • He sings every day
  • He calls his mom every night
  • He watches Television
  • We forget things all the time
  • We speak Spanish and French
  • We need a job

Simple Present Tense Examples: Negative

These are some examples of negative sentences using the Simple Present

  • I don’t know English
  • I don’t have any money
  • I don’t go to church
  • She doesn’t like to run
  • She doesn’t pray
  • She doesn’t work
  • He doesn’t have a beard
  • He doesn’t like Aerobics
  • He doesn’t try hard
  • We don’t need a modern car
  • We listen to Portugal the man
  • We love Maroon 5

Simple Present Tense Examples: Frequency Adverbs

These are some examples of sentences that include frequency adverbs

  • I never do yoga
  • I never take photographs
  • She always visits her mother
  • She always runs in the park
  • Sometimes he has a couple of drinks after work
  • Sometimes he smokes a cigarette during lunchtime.
  • He often plays with us
  • He often comes to the beach with us
  • We usually watch Rick and Morty after school
  • We usually listen to the Lumineers and Of Monster and Men

Simple Present Tense Examples: Questions

These are some examples of questions using the simple present:

  • Do you have any money?
  • No, I don’t
  • Do you have a car?
  • Yes, I do
  • Does she need my help?
  • Yes, she does
  • Do you like Anime?
  • Yes, I do
  • Does he play video games?
  • No, he doesn’t

These are some wh-questions with answers

  • Where do you live?
  • I live near the beach
  • Who do you love?
  • I love my family
  • What do you do?
  • I am a teacher
  • How many languages do you know?
  • I know English and Spanish
  • What kind of movies do you like?
  • I like drama Movies

Can you use the Simple Present Tense?

This is a simple exercise to see how much you already know about the simple present:

Finish these sentences with anything that comes to your mind:

  1. I have …
  2. I like to play…
  3. I don’t know how to …
  4. I know how to…
  5. I like to do …
  6. I love my…
  7. I miss…
  8. I am …
  9. She is my…
  10. Sometimes I…

Simple Present Tense Examples: Right or Wrong?

Read the following sentences and figure out if there is something wrong with them or if these are absolutely right.

If you aren’t sure, check the example:

  1. I live near the school
  2. I don’t know you
  3. She doesn’t play soccer very well
  4. She loves children
  5. Mario doesn’t sing that well
  6. Mario doesn’t have any money
  7. They listen always to music
  8. They never watch TV
  9. You study really hard
  10. You don’t like the blue shirt

Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of EnglishPost.org, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English