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