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English Grammar

Present Simple Verb Tense

The present simple tense is used to refer to an actions or event that

  • Habits - repeated actions - actions that happen on a regular basis
    • I go to work everyday.
    • My mother cooks dinner every night.
  • Emotions - to state feeling
    • I am happy.
    • We are upset.
  • Facts - statements that are always true
    • The sun is hot.
    • Dogs do not talk.
  • Static Verbs - verbs that can not be in the continuous form
    • I love the book.
    • The food tastes good.

The present simple tense uses the base form of the verb, except the verb "to be", but -s is added to the base verb for 3rd person.

Note: the present simple tense is also used in other parts of English grammar, such as conditional statements and the future tense.

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  • Present Simple Verb Tense Chart
  • Present Simple Verb Tense Structure
  • Present Simple Verb Tense Exercise

  • Basic Grammar

    Present Simple Verb Tense

    Present Continuous Verb Tense

  • Present Continuous Tense
  • Present Continuous Tense Chart
  • Present Continuous Tense Quiz
  • Present Perfect Verb Tense

  • Present Perfect Tense
  • Present Perfect Tense Chart
  • Present Perfect Tense Quiz
  • Past Simple Tense vs Present Perfect Tense
  • Present Perfect or the Present Perfect Continuous Verb Tense
  • Present Perfect Continuous Verb Tense

  • Present Perfect Continuous Tense
  • Present Perfect Continuous Tense Chart
  • Present Perfect Tense vs. Present Perfect Continuous Verb Tense