Short/contracted forms and long forms in the Simple Present

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

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

1. Affirmative forms

Pronouns Long forms Contracted forms
I I read not possible
you you read
he, she, it he reads
we, you, they they read

2. Negative forms

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

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