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Short forms and long forms in the Present Simple

How to use short/contracted forms with the Present Simple?

We often use short/contracted forms of auxiliaries in spoken English. The Present Simple is formed with a main verb, so short/contracted forms are only used in the negative forms.

1. Affirmative forms

Pronouns Long forms Contracted forms
I I play not possible
you you play
he, she, it he plays
we, you, they they play

2. Negative forms

Pronouns Long forms Contracted forms
I I do not play I don’t play
you you do not play you don’t play
he, she, it he does not play he doesn’t play
we, you, they they do not play they don’t play