Present Tense Conjugation
In these exercises, you will practice present tense verb conjugation. Note that in German, there is no distinction between present simple and present progressive. In the present tense, there are many irregular verb forms that must be memorized. In some cases, the forms follow consistent patterns. For example, "e->ie" verbs always change the "e" to an "ie" in the third-person singular case.
Therefore, the German verb lesen becomes liest when used with er, sie or es. In other cases, the forms are truly irregular and each conjugation must be memorized. This is true for many of the most common verbs, such as sein. For each verb, fill in the blanks below to practice using the present tense.