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The Simple Present tense will be covered as soon as you start learning English. It is the fundamental tense in the English language, so you should get to know it well. It is employed to discuss current actions, conditions, or events.
To help you understand the Simple Present tense quickly, we'll demonstrate how to construct it, explain when to use it, and provide you with a few example sentences and key words.
Regular verbs are formed into the present tense by using the infinitive, which is the fundamental form of the English verb. An -s or an -es are only added in the third person singular. You might be familiar with the proverb "He, She, It, the S must go with." Two common verbs in the conjunctive are shown below. You'll be able to see how simple it is to comprehend the present tense.
We talk about our hobbies.
He talks about his favourite food.
I talk about my new job.
I walk to my parents.
Maria walks a Ten thousand steps every day.
We walk to the restaurant close by.
Besides the easy-to-understand regular verbs, there are also some irregular verbs in Simple Present tense. These do not follow a uniform structure and unfortunately have to be learned by heart. However, the list of irregular verbs in the Simple Present tense in English is relatively manageable compared to other languages. This will help you master English quickly despite this small obstacle. It should be noted that only the third person singular is irregular in the Simple Present tense.
Take a look at the following examples of irregular verbs in Simple Present tense.
I am at work.
You are already at the restaurant.
He is a doctor.
She is from Spain.
We are happy.
They are in the park.
I have a car.
You have my wallet.
He has his phone in his hand.
She has some free time.
We have a break.
You have too much money.
I go to work in the morning.
You go to school.
He goes to the cinema.
She goes to the forest.
We go to the next bench.
They go to the kitchen.
The Simple Present is used to describe things that are happening right now, such as states, actions, or events. When making generalizations or stating facts, the Simple Present has another application. To find out when to use the Simple Present, look at the list below:
- Regular, recurring actions
- General statements
- Present or permanent states
- Descriptions of characteristics
- Scientific facts
Remember that signal words are frequently used in conjunction with the Simple Present when using it in English. These will aid you in understanding when to use the English Simple Present, especially if you are a beginner.
The earth revolves around the sun.
Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.
Cats chase mice.
I work in a hospital.
You go to the park every week.
I play tennis every monday.
Peter plays chess every day.
They eat twice a day.
He watches a film every night.
I live in Malta.
He has a brother.
They like ice cream.
She speaks three languages.
I own two cars.
The sun is a star.
The sky is blue.
Water is wet.
The grass is green.
Coffee contains caffeine.
I always go to work.
He usually goes to the gym in the morning.
She often takes the bus to work.
Sometimes, she walks to the bus station.
We rarely stay up late during the week.
He never drinks coffee after 5pm.
I brush my teeth every morning and every night.
We have a team meeting every Monday at 10am.
In the morning/afternoon/evening
I always have a cup of tea in the morning.
She likes to read a book in the evening.
Now he goes to the next station.
At the moment
At the moment he does his homework.
At the moment they learn maths.
Today I study at home.
Tomorrow you have to clean the kitchen.
Next week is my holiday.
In the future
In the future I'll eat healthier.
In general, I feel good.
Generally speaking, exercise is good for your health.
To be honest
To be honest, I don't like pizza.