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The present simple tense is formatted as follows:

In affirmative sentence: subject + verb in present tense + predicate, such as: I am a student. He paints houses. She helps children learn to walk.

In negative sentence: subject + verb in present tense, negative form + predicate, like: I am not a professor. It doesn't work. They don't like to study.

In question sentence: verb in present tense + subject + predicate, for example: Are you ready? Does it turn on? Does he make a lot of money?

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