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Present Tense is used to determine the action of a verb in the present time. Based on how the words are placed, It can also be used to describe the past and future events.


Simple Present Tense takes the structure:

a. Ram + goes (v5) + to market
b. They + sleep (v1) + early at night.
c. The Earth + revolves (v5) + around the sun.
d. I + go (v1) + to the temple in the evening.

Here, vrepresents the first form of the verb and v5 represents the fifth form of the verb. Read Now:

Moving on, We will be discussing certain rules, and the uses of Simple Present Tense with Examples. Let’s Begin.

Rule 1 – Habitual Action

Simple Present Tense is used to express a habit. Any action that you do either regularly or in a repeated manner. For Example:

  1. I live in New Delhi.
  2. I get up at 5:30 AM every morning.
  3. I fight with my sister over little things.

Rule 2 – Universal Truth

Simple Present Tense is used to express Universal Truth, principle and Permanent activities like:

  1. Sun rises from east and sets in west.
  2. Water boils at 100°C
  3. River Ganga originates from the Himalayas.

Rule 3 – Possession

Simple Present Tense is used to express the Possession of items as follows:

  1. I have a car.
  2. He owns a big building.
  3. She has a beautiful dress.

Rule 4 – Being Emotional

Simple Present Tense is used to express the mental activities, such as, emotions and feelings. For example:

  1. She trusts him.
  2. I consider him to be a good singer.
  3. They respect my decisions.

Rule 5 – Future Plan

Simple Present Tense is used to express a Fixed Program or Plan of future time as follows:

  1. My brother returns tomorrow.
  2. I have my exams after 3 days.

Rule 6 – Conditionals

In a conditional sentence, simple present tense is used with the subordinate clause. For example:

  1. If you wake up late, you might miss your bus.
  2. When the Magistrate arrives, Tina shall give him the bouquet.

Rule 7 – Exclamation

Simple Present Tense is used in exclamatory sentences starting with “Here” or “There”. For Example:

  1. Here comes the bus!
  2. There goes the bullock-cart!

Rule 8 – Live Programs

Simple Present Tense is used in radio or television programs for live broadcast or telecast, as follows:

  1. In this show, my elder sister holds the role of an anchor.
  2. Alex runs from the Tiger, hides behind the rock and screams.

Rule 9 – The Writer States

Simple Present Tense is used to express an author’s statement in a book, or, with respect to a poetry. For example :

  1. Shakespeare says, “The course of my love never runs smooth”.
  2. The Bhagwad Gita says, “What goes around, comes around”.

Rule 10 – Living History

Simple Present Tense is used to show the past events of History in it live form, as follows:

  1. At last, Shri Ram kills Ravan.
  2. Babur crosses the plains, and Ibrahim opposes him with his large army.


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