Simple Present Tense Rules with Examples

Simple Present Tense Rules with Examples: Simple Present Tense or Present Indefinite Tense is used to express habitual actions, universal or eternal truths, likes and dislikes, actions taking place in present. Simple Present Tense or Present Indefinite Tense can be expressed as Subject + Verb + Object.

Adverbs like "always, often, usually, regularly, daily, generally, sometimes, seldom" etc. in the sentence denote Simple Present Tense.

Rule 1 - To express habitual actions.
Ex - She goes to market everyday.
Ex - I usually prefer coffee to tea.
Ex - They regularly meet here.

Rule 2 - To express universal or eternal truths.
Ex - The sun rises in the east.
Ex - Honesty is the best policy.
Ex - The earth rotates west to east.

Rule 3 - To express likes and dislikes.
Ex - She likes mangoes.
Ex - Old people like to play with their grandchildren.
Ex - Some children dislike drinking milk.

Rule 4 - To express actions taking place in present.
Ex - There he sings the song.
Ex - Watch, how they dance.
Ex - Here comes the train.

Rule 5 - To express a future action when its futurity is clear.
Ex - They fly to Europe next week.
Ex - We have the examination on next Monday.
Ex - Day after tomorrow is a working day for all the banks.

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