The Present Simple Tense
The present simple tense is used for routines, facts and senses.
"I go to school every day."
"Susan eats breakfast at 7:30 a.m."
"The earth rotates around the sun."
"Bears hibernate in the winter."
"I smell cookies!"
"Do you see the rainbow?"
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Yes/No Questions and answers
in the Present Simple Tense
When you form a question with the verb "to be", switch the position of the subject and the verb.
You are always late to school. ----- Are you always late to school?
She is tired. ----- Is she tired?
To form a question with any other verb, add "do" or "does" at the beginning of the sentence. The main verb stays in its base form, so it should NOT have an "s" at the end for he/she/it.
Mark washes the dishes every day. ----- Does Mark wash the dishes every day?
They dance very well. ---- Do they dance very well?
Are you hungry? ---- Yes, I am./No, I'm not.
Is she thirsty? ---- Yes, she is./No, she isn't.
Do you like to cook? ---- Yes, I do./No, I don't.
Does John play the guitar? ---- Yes, he does./No, he doesn't.
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