How to use Simple Present Tense?

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How to use Simple Present Tense?

The ways to use Simple Present Tense :

To express habitual activities :

  • I usually wake up at 6 in the morning.
  • He always drinks a cup of milk in the evening.

    To express normal activities :

  • He goes for walk in the morning.
  • They play football in the afternoon.

    To express routine duties :

  • He comes to our house everyday.
  • They meet every Sunday.

    To express professional activities :

  • A baker bakes bread.
  • The driver drives vehicles.
  • A cobbler mends shoe.

    To express natural qualities :

  • The sun gives us light and heat.
  • My house faces east.
  • He comes from India.

    To express inherent duties :

  • Cow gives milk.
  • Horses run fast.

    To talk about science theories :

  • Water freezes at zero degree centigrade.
  • Light travels faster than sound.

    To talk about scientific principles :

  • Computers consume low amount of electricity.
  • Calculators do the addition faster.

    To state universal truths :

  • The sun rises in the east.
  • The earth moves around the sun.
  • Moon reflects the sun-light.
  • Water nourishes the vegetables.

    To express proverbs :

  • A bad carpenter quarrels with his tools.
  • One swallow does not make a summer.

    To state future plans :

  • I go to America next year.
  • He leaves for Delhi tomorrow.

    To express instantaneous present :

  • Here comes our hero.
  • Ram heads the ball and puts it into the net.
  • Sachin takes more runs these days.
  • The bottle contains poison.
  • The committee consist of five members.
  • Lions appear fearsome.
  • He deserves better pay.
  • This matters a lot to me.
  • He resembles his father.
  • She seems to be angry.

    To state historical events :

  • The First World War ends.
  • Germany invades Poland.

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