Present simple: I do

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Present simple: I do.
About present situations which we see as long-term or permanent.

Verb TO DO:
I do,

You do,
He, She, it does,
We do,

You do,
They do.

Negative:  DO/DOES + NOT
do not + verb => don’t + verb,
I work on Monday. / I don’t work on Monday.

does not + verb => doesn’t + verb
He works on Wednesday. / He doesn’t work on Wednesday.

Negative form (don’t/doesn’t) + verb DO:
We can say: I don’t do / He doesn’t do:
I do the cooking at home. At home, I don’t do the cooking.

She does english. She doesn’t do english.

They mean a negation: we don’t use « do »
I never go to the cinema.

Nobody plays the piano at home. No one plays the piano at home.
Nothing happens when I switch on the computer.

Interrogative form: Do (or Does) + subject:
Do you work on Saturday?
Yes, I work (Yes I do).
No, I do not work (No, I don’t)

Does he play football?
Yes, I play football (Yes, I do).
No, I do not play football (No, I don’t play football).

Interrogative form (do/does) + verb DO:
Do you do judo?

What do we do this evening?

We use the Present Simple to talk :
About things in general, things we do often: regular actions, events:
usual, repetitive actions, who happens all the time, repeatedly,

I get up at 7 o’clock every day. I usually take the subway to go to the office.
You usually play soccer at weekends.
He walks to work. She goes to the supermarket on Saturday. It often rains in London.
We usually have bacon and eggs for breakfast.
You go to the cinema every Saturday.
They drive to the office every day.

About something in general: truths, facts.
I have two children.

Water freezes at 0° C or 32° F.
What does this expression mean?
The Thames flows through London.
The earth goes round the sun, and the moon goes round the earth.

About something in general: future facts, usually found in a timetable or a chart.
I get up at 7.00.

You go to the swimming-pool on Wednesday.
TV news usually starts at 8.00 every evening.
The plane leaves at 5.00 tomorrow morning.
The class begin at 10 o’clock this week.
Christmas Day falls on a Saturday this year.
You go to the dentist each month.

About feelings.
I don’t like him. She loves him.

To explain how often you do things:
How often do you go to the dentist? I go to the dentist every month.

How often do you play football? I play football every wednesday,  saturday and sunday.

We use DO or DOES to ask something or make negative sentences:
Do you drink tea? No, I don’t, thank you.

Do you live in New York? Yes, I do.
What does this word mean in english? I don’t know.

Do I/you/we/they … sleep, work? I/you/we/they DON’T sleep, work.
Does he/she/it … sleep, work? He/she/it DOESN’T sleep, work.

When we are talking about our thoughts and feelings at the time of speaking.
Although these feelings can be short-term, we use the present simple (not the present continuous).

Do you understand what I am trying to say?
They think you are right.
They don’t ever agree with us.

When do I get up the morning?

When does he leave the office?

We use the Present Simple when we do things and when we say it:
I promise I will do it.

I advice I’ll be here.
I agree … , I refuse … , I suggest … , I insist … , etc …

We use Present Simple with these verbs :
like/ love / prefer /hate, want / need, know / mean,

understand / believe, remember / forget, depend.