The verb 'be' is different from the other verbs in this tense.
188.8.131.52 I am play
the negative. It's very easy. You only add 'not'.
184.108.40.206 I do not play
the question form of the present simple with 'be'. Firstly, here's the 'yes / no' question form:
220.127.116.11 do I play ?
We make it using thepresent simple of 'be' + verb-ing:
18.104.22.168 I am not sleeping
22.214.171.124 I am sleeping
126.96.36.199 am I eating chocolate ?
1.3 perfect simple
The negative is really simple too. Just put 'not' after 'have' or 'has':
188.8.131.52 I have not eaten breakfast today
To make the positive present perfect tense, use:'have' / 'has' + the past participleMake the past participle by adding 'ed' to regular verbs (for example, 'play' becomes 'played')There are a few verbs that change their spelling when you add 'ed' (for example, 'study' becomes 'studied')We also have some completely irregular verbs
184.108.40.206 I have played
To make a question, put 'have' or 'has' in front of the subject:
220.127.116.11 have I missed the bus?
How can we make the past continuous? Firstly, check that you know how to make the past simple with 'be' (subject + was / were). Then just add verb-ing.
18.104.22.168 I was sleeping
22.214.171.124 I was not (wasn't) sleeping
126.96.36.199 Was I listening?
2.2 perfect simple
We don't use the past perfect a lot in English, but it is useful, and it sounds very good if you can use it correctly. Also, it's really easy to make - just the past simple of 'have' and the past participle.
188.8.131.52 I had been
184.108.40.206 I had not been
220.127.116.11 Had I come?
It's similar to the present simple because it has different rules for the verb 'be', which becomes 'was' or 'were':
The Past Simple with 'be'
Here's how to make the positive:
18.104.22.168 I was cold
22.214.171.124 I was not sleepy
126.96.36.199 was I sleepy?
The simple future tense is very easy to make and is very useful