What is verb conjugation?

‘Verb conjugation’ simply means a verb’s end must match the subject.

How to do verb conjugation in the present simple tense

When using the present simple tense, conjugating verbs means:
– no extra ending if the subject is ‘I’, ‘you’, ‘we’, or ‘they’
– adding ‘s’ if the subject is ‘he’, ‘she’, or ‘it’.
(* if a verb ends in o, x, ch, sh. or th, then ‘es’ is usually added)

One exception is the verb ‘be’, where different subjects use different words.

Iyouhesheitwethey
beI amyou arehe isshe isit iswe arethey are
likeI likeyou likehe likesshe likesit likeswe likethey like
goI goyou gohe goesshe goesit goeswe gothey go
buyI buyyou buyhe buysshe buysit buyswe buythey buy
takeI takeyou takehe takesshe takesit takeswe takethey take
callI callyou callhe callsshe callsit callswe callthey call
writeI writeyou writehe writesshe writesit writeswe writethey write
watchI watchyou watchhe watchesshe watchesit watcheswe watchthey watch
haveI haveyou havehe hasshe hasit haswe havethey have
doI doyou dohe doesshe doesit doeswe dothey do

Examples of conjugated verbs in the present simple tense

I like chicken.She likes chicken.They like chicken.
I am beautiful.Carl is beautiful. (Carl = he)Sheryl and I are beautiful. (Sheryl and I = we)
You make a lot of money.The company makes a lot of money. (the company = it)They make a lot of money.
Peter has no friends. (Peter = he)We have no friends.Ian and Sophia have no friends. (Ian and Sophia = they)
I take the bus every day.She takes the bus every day.2 million people take the bus every day. (2 million people = they)