TENSE: PRESENT TENSE

TENSE: PRESENT TENSE

Tense refers to the verb form that shows time of action in a statement. The time of an action determines the tense of the verb to be used. Tense is divided into present, past and future.

  1. Present tense: This has different aspects or forms namely: simple past, present continuous, present perfect, and present perfect continuous.
  2. Past tense: This has different aspects or forms namely: simple past, past continuous, past perfect, and past perfect continuous.
  3. Future tense: This has different aspects or forms namely: simple future, future continuous, future perfect, and future perfect continuous.

SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE

  • This contains only one finite present tense verb.
  • We eat rice on Sundays
  • John does a fine art work.

It can be observed that the simple present tense have the inflection, ā€˜sā€™.

The simple present tense express fact, that is, it shows that an event, concept or idea remains true all the time.

USES OF SIMPLE TENSE

  1. To express fact: this is to show that an event, idea or concept remains true all the time. Example:

Water boils at 100c

  1. To express repeated action, habit and customs. Example:

They go to church every Sunday.

Indians always wear sari.

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