Examples of
Simple Present Tense


The following examples of Simple Present tense will help you understand and use this tense properly and naturally.

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Note: the Simple Present verbs are italics.

And now, let the examples begin!

Simple Present Tense Example Sentences

Repeating actions or habits:

Bill jogs every day.

Bill never jogs.

Does Bill jog on Sundays?

Jane works hard.

Jane doesn't work hard at all!

Jim builds houses for a living.

What does Jim do for a living?

They play basketball every Sunday.

At what time do you usually eat dinner?


Facts or things which are true at all times:

London is in England.

London is not in France.

You can't live without water.

Can you live without water?

Sarah is a good girl.

When does it start snowing?

I speak French.

I don't speak Japanese.

Conditions (not actions) taking place at this moment:

I agree.

Tom thinks it's a good idea.


They have a lot of money.

They don't have any money.

Do they have some money?

I feel so tired.

You are brilliant!

They don't need his help.



The above examples of Simple Present Tense are here to help you understand and use this tense properly and naturally.

You should also get familiar with its usage and rules – visit the Simple Present Tense page to help you with that.

For exercises visit the Simple Present Exercises.

Check out the other tenses:

Simple Present

Simple Past

Simple Future

Present Progressive


Past Progressive


Future Progressive


Present Perfect


Past Perfect


Future Perfect


Present Perfect Progressive


Past Perfect Progressive


Future Perfect Progressive

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