Simple Present Tense

The simple present is a verb tense used to talk about conditions or actions happening right now or to refer to those actions that are habitual. It is one of the twelve tenses in the English language.  It is formed by using the root verb.

The simple present tense can also be used to talk about future time if a time element is used in the sentence. Tenses are about time, and when in time things are spoken of or written about. It can be used to talk about the right now, or habits, or even future time or actions. For example, you can say:

“I go to the market.” (A statement about where the speaker goes, perhaps in answer to a question.)
“I go to the market every week.” (A habit. Something one does on a weekly basis.)
“I always go to the market.” (Again, a habit.)

You can also use the simple present tense to talk about conditions that are going to happen in the future. For example, you can say:

“I go to the market tomorrow.”
“I go to the market every week.”
“I always go to the market.

The Simple Present Tense is one of the most often used verb tenses in the English language.
In a normal conversation, the present tense is used for talking about a current or future condition. The present tense is a normal verb tense.

Please note that the past tense (simple past tense) is used to talk about conditions that have happened in the past; the past perfect tense (past perfect tense) is used to talk about conditions that have happened in the past and continued to happen in the past. the simple present tense is used to talk about conditions that are happening right now and that will continue to happen right now.

For example, you can use the simple present tense to talk about your dog’s habit of sleeping in your room:

“My dog sleeps in my room.”
“I am a vegetarian.”
“I play football, not soccer.”

Finally, the simple present is used in many contexts. It is usually used to talk about a condition or an action happening right now.

Let’s learn the simple present tense by practice.