Simple Present Tense
English Grammar Index
Simple Present Tense :
The Simple Present Tense is the most important and useful tense form. It is called the tense of Science because all the scientific and universal truths are expressed in the Present tense.
General Form :
Subject + am / is / are / verb / verb + s / verb + es
I - am / verb
He / she / it / All Singular subjects - is / verb + s / verb +es
We / You / they / All plural subjects - are / verb
The verb BE will take one of the forms of AM / IS / ARE, depending upon the nature of the noun or pronoun.
All other verbs except BE will take form of the verb with S or ES depending upon the nature of noun of pronoun.
Today is Monday.
I am a teacher.
Every day Devi goes to school on foot.
We go to Ooty every summer.
My father reads newspaper daily.
Points to remember :
In Simple Present Tense, the SUBJECT is Third person singular, we have to add S or ES to the verb.
HE, SHE, IT and THEY are third person SUBJECTS.
If the ROOT VERB ends in Y and the letter just before Y is a vowel, add only S after it.
pray – prays
say – says
lay – lays
play – plays
If the ROOT VERB ends in SS, CH, SH, X or O, we have to add ES after it.
teach – teaches
do – does
miss – misses
push – pushes
search – searches
go – goes
press – presses
punish - punishes
If the ROOT VERB ends in Y and the letter just before Y is NOT a vowel, add only ES after it.
Marry – marries
Carry – carries
Cry – cries
Fly – flies
Try – tries
Bury – buries
An uncountable is a singular noun. The uncountable generally do not have any plural form.
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