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