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.
- Present tense: This has different aspects or forms namely: simple past, present continuous, present perfect, and present perfect continuous.
- Past tense: This has different aspects or forms namely: simple past, past continuous, past perfect, and past perfect continuous.
- 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, ‘s’.
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
- To express fact: this is to show that an event, idea or concept remains true all the time. Example:
Water boils at 100c
- To express repeated action, habit and customs. Example:
They go to church every Sunday.
Indians always wear sari.