Simple Present Tense

Simple Present Tense

—  The simple present or Present Simple is one of the verb forms associated with the present tense in modern English. It is commonly referred to as a tense, although it also encodes certain information about aspect in addition to present time.

—  It is called “simple” because its basic form consists of a single word (like write or writes).

The Simple Present Tense used :

  • To express habits

Example : – He drinks tea for breakfast

  • For general truths

Example : – The Earth revolves around the Sun.

Simple Present, third person singular

—  Verbs ending in -y :

the third person changes the -y to -ies:
fly flies, cry cries


—  if there is a vowel before the –y:
play plays, pray prays

—  Add -es to verbs ending in:

  -ss, -x, -sh, -ch:

he passes, she catches, he fixes, it pushes

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