|ESL BLUE(s)||Troubleshooting present simple affirmative|
Here are some of the most common errors using the simple present affirmative, preceded by their correct form:
|Correct Form||Common Errors|
My mother works very hard.
My parents work very hard.
My mother |
With the third person singular (he, she, it), you must add -s to most verbs.|
You do not add -s when the subject is I, you, we, they.
|My mother often watches tv in the evening.||
My mother often |
|Add -es to verbs that end in -sh, -ch, -ss, x (examples: wash, watch, kiss, relax) and pronounce it as an extra syllable.|
|My father worries a lot.||
My father |
Change y to i and add -es to verbs that end in a consonant + y (examples: carry, pity, try, cry).|
There is no change when verbs end in a vowel + y. (example: play