Grammar: Past, Present and Future Tense
Language Structure: Determiners
Tenses are forms of a verb that show the time, continuance or completion of an action or a state that is expressed in connection with the moment at which a statement is made about it. The following tenses are commonly used:
I. PRESENT TENSE
Simple Present Tense
We use the simple present tense:
- To show a fact or something that is always true.
- The heart pumps blood through the body.
- A doctor treats patients.
- Babies cry.
- For daily routines or something done regularly or habitually.
- I never work on weekends.
- I do exercise every morning.
- She goes to church on Sundays.
- For an action that is planned to happen in the future.
- The train for Apapa departs at seven o’clock.
- The meeting begins in an hour’s time.
- To express thoughts, feelings and states.
- They feel a lot of loyalty to the company.
- Joke doubts the truth of Damilare’s statement.
- For sports, commentaries, reviews (book, film, play, etc.) and narration.
Read more below: