Grammar Exercises - Simple Present

Do the exercises below on the simple present and click on the answers button to check your answers.

(Before doing the exercises you may want to read the lesson on the simple present )

Choose the correct form of the following verbs:

wake(s) up - open(s) - speak(s) - take(s) - do(es) - cause(s) - live(s) - play(s) - close(s) - live(s) - drink(s)
  1. Ann handball very well.
  2. I never coffee.
  3. The swimming pool at 7:00 in the morning.
  4. It at 9:00 in the evening.
  5. Bad driving many accidents.
  6. My parents in a very small flat.
  7. The Olympic Games place every four years.
  8. They are good students. They always their homework.
  9. My students a little English.
  10. I always early in the morning.

Put the verbs between brackets in the correct form:

  1. Jane (not/drink) tea very often.
  2. What time (the banks/open) in Britain?
  3. Where (John/come) from?
  4. It (take) me an hour to get to work.
  5. She (not/wake) up early on Sundays.

Choose the right verbs to complete the sentences. Sometimes you need the negative:

write - turn - eat - tell - rise
  1. The earth around the sun.
  2. The sun in the east.
  3. Vegetarians meat.
  4. A liar is someone who the truth.
  5. A novelist novels.


Before submitting the test, check the following:

  • Punctuation and capitalization
  • Spelling
  • Spaces (don't add any unnecessary spaces)

Related materials:

Simple present of "to be"
Simple present of other verbs
Exercises on the simple present of the verb "to be"