Simple Present Tense

Simple Present Tense

1. Used to show a habitual action, usually with adverbs like 'always', 'often', 'never', 'sometimes', 'generally', etc.

  1. I walk to school everyday.
  2. He plays badminton every evening.
  3. She always forgets her purse.
  4. The train leaves every morning at 8 a.m.
  5. We never forget our promises.
  6. Samantha often bakes a butter cake for her family.

 2. Used to show a general truth.

  1. Cats like milk.
  2. Most birds fly but some do not.
  3. Bees are insects.
  4. Windows are made of glass.
  5. Fish swim.

3. Used to show future actions with words like 'when', 'until', 'if', 'unless', etc.

  1. If she asks you, don't tell her.
  2. I shall stay here until they come.
  3. If we meet you at the shops, we will join you.

4. Used to give instructions, requests and imperatives.

  1. Do not do that.
  2. Keep quiet.
  3. Switch off the light.
  4. Sweep the floor.

Attention: [VERB] + s/es in third person (he, she and it).

               Examples: She brushes, He listens, It chases, etc.

Let's watch the following videos to practise Simple Present Tense.

Video 1

Video 2