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Simple Present Tense for Class 4 English

Students will learn about simple present tense along with its definition. They will know simple present tense examples and its usage. This concept also includes common mistakes that should be avoided while using this topic.

In this learning concept, the students will learn:

  • To identify simple present tense.
  • To form simple present tense.

Every concept is taught to class 4 English students with the help of examples, illustrations, and concept maps. Once you go through this topic, assess your learning by solving the two printable simple present tense worksheets at the end of the page.

Download the worksheets and check your answers with the worksheet solutions for the concept simple present tense provided in PDF format.

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:

Types of simple present tense

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).
Simple present tense examples

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:
Uses of simple present tense
For habits:
 Examples of simple present tense
For scheduled events:
Uses of simple present tense

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:

    Form simple present tense
  • 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:

    Examples of simple present tense

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.
Simple present tense Chart
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