Simple Present Tense

Simple Present Tense – Use to Express

In Simple Present Tense, Verb shows the present time without telling about completion of action but tells simply.

Simple Present Tense is used to express-

  •        habitual actions
  •        general truths
  •        repeated actions
  •        to tell about future action plans
  •        to give instructions
  •        in news

 Simple Present Tense- Use and Examples

Habitual action

Present simple tense is used to tell about habits; as,

  • He smokes.
  • I get up at 5 am every day.
  • Architecture students visit monuments every Sunday.
  • He participates in every dance competition.
  • She drinks coffee in the afternoon.

General truths that is Facts

We use present simple tense to express general truths; as,

Present simple tense is used to express something that is always true;

as speaker thinks that the situation was true in the past, is true now and it will be true after this, that is in future.

  • Sun rises in the east.
  • Earth revolves round the Sun.
  • A cat has a tail.
  • Fish is an aquatic animal.
  • Mumbai is in India.

Repeated action

Present simple tense is used to tell about repeated actions; as,

  • He never stands by me.
  • We sometimes play in that ground.
  • She goes to office every day at 9 o’clock.
  • You always forget your wallet.
  • Every week end I have holiday.

Future action plans

Simple Present Tense is used to tell about future action plans; as,

  • College reopens on 13th June.
  • The bus passes in the morning at 6 AM.
  • The lecture stars at 9 o’clock.
  • He arrives tomorrow.

Instructions

We use Simple Present Tense to give instructions; as,

  • Stay here and wait for bus no.34.
  • Ask conductor about your stop and get down.
  • Walk for two hundred meters and then turn right.
  • Wrap the gift in a coloured paper.
  • Open the door.

News

In newspaper headlines, we always use Simple Present Tense ; as,

  • Chief Minister meets Prime Minister.
  • Indian cricket team arrives at Delhi.
  • There is a discussion about security in assembly.
  • Dhoni takes a wicket.

Conditional sentences

We can use Simple Present Tense in conditional sentences; as

  • If I go there I shall buy it.
  • If you win in competition I shall be very glad.
  • If you stand first in your class I shall gift you a silver pen.

 

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