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Tenses

Concept: Simple Present Tense

Definition

  • The tense of the verb gives us an idea of the time when the action in the sentence was performed.
  • There are different three types of tenses: Present, Past, and Future tense.
  • Present tense is further divided into four different types: Simple Present, Present Continuous, Present Perfect Continuous Tense.

Examples:

Boy

The tense which we will focus here is the Simple Present Tense.

  • Simple Present Tense is used to describe actions which happen right now (present).
Boy

Usage of Simple Present Tense

  • The simple present is used to express any action which is taking place right now, or when it happens regularly. It is used to talk about habits, general facts, and scheduled events. Simple Present Tense usually use time expressions like every day, regularly, often sometimes, only on Mondays, etc.,

Examples:

For general facts:
Boy
For habits:
Boy
For scheduled events:
Boy

How to Form the Simple Present Tense?

  • If the noun or the pronoun in the sentence is a first or second person, then the simple rule is to use the root of the verb.

    Examples:

    Boy
  • The second rule is that an ‘s’ or ‘es’ is added to the end of the root verb when the nouns or pronouns in the sentence is in third person singular.

    Examples:

    Boy

Exceptions

  1. While making simple present tense, if the verb ends in a consonant followed by ‘y’, we change the ‘y’ into ‘I’ and add ‘es’.

    Examples:

    1. She tries to finish the work.
    2. He flies a kite every evening.
  2. If the verb ends in a vowel followed by ‘y’, we add an ‘s’ to the verb.
    1. She plays in the park.
    2. He says she is happy.
Boy
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