1. Simple Present Tense
- The simple present tense is used to:
a. Talk about habits or things that you normally do or do not do
Eg: I always finish my homework before I sleep.
The lazy boy never does his homework.
b. Give instructions or directions
Eg: Keep quite during the assembly.
Do not move the furniture.
c. Talk about facts
Eg: The earth revolves around the sun.
Plants need air, water and sunlight to grow.
2. Subject-verb Agreement
- In the simple present tense, singular subject must followed by singular verbs. Plural subject must followed by plural verbs.
Eg: My cat loves to sleep on the sofa.
Cats love to sleep.
- In the simple present tense, third-person singular pronouns (he/she/it) are always followed by singular verbs.
Eg: He enjoys playing futsal.
She collects key chain.
It rains very often in Taiping.
3. Present Continuous Tense.
-it is used to show that something is happening now or at the time of speaking.
Eg: I am writing a letter now.
She is walking to the market.
We are eating in the canteen.