Simple Present Tense Examples
Knowing Simple present tense examples helps us to learn various ways in which the tense is used in real-life communication. Before going to that, it is important to learn the structure and rules of simple present tense.
|Structure: Subject + Verb 1 (V1) + Object|
Simple present tense is used to express:
- A habitual action.
- I go for a walk everyday in the morning.
- Raju attends mathematics class every evening.
- He goes to his grandfather’s village every month.
- Federer plays Tennis on Sundays.
- I take my dinner at 8pm.
- To express universal truths and Scientific facts.
- The sun rises in the east.
- Two plus two equals to four
- Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.
- To describe a future incident that is planned, or certainly is going to happen.
- India plays the world cup cricket this year.
- The President attends the award ceremony this evening.
- That school reopens on the first of June.
- If two actions of the future are being talked in a single sentence, one of the actions should be in simple present tense and the other in simple future tense.
- They shall go when the car arrives.
- Ravi shall eat once the food arrives.
Tip: Whenever the following words are present in the sentence, simple present tense should be used.
|Yearly||Daily||Every month||Every Year|
Note: Some verbs should be expressed in simple present tense and never in present continuous tense. They are:
Forms of Simple Present tense
Like every tense, the simple present also has four forms through which it can be expressed. The four are as follows:
Positive : Subject + V1 + Object
Positive Interrogative : Do/Does +Subject + V1 + Object?
Negative : Subject + Do/Does not + V1 + Object
Negative Interrogative : Do/ Does not + Subject + V1 + Object?
If we take an example “He eats a mango everyday”, the following are the four forms:
- He eats a mango every day.
- Does he eat a mango every day?
- He does not eat a mango every day.
- Does he not eat a mango every day?
Some more examples of simple present tense are:
- The sun rises in the East.
- I read a book before going to sleep.
- The world cup happens once every four years.
- Two and two make four.
- The river flows under the bridge.
- I take pride in my work.
- I wish my family were here.
- He cooks his food once a week.
- I hope to go into space someday.
- Buddhists live a peaceful life.
Exercise: Try to write the four forms of all the examples given above.
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