The function of Simple Present Tense

The function of Simple Present Tense

Simple Present Tense

The function of Simple Present Tense

  We use the simple present for some purpose, there are:

  1. To express habits, general truths, repeated actions or unchanging situations, emotions, and wishes.

¯   I eat rice (habit).

¯   I live in Tarik (unchanging situations).

¯   The earth is round (general truth).

¯  I wish to go to Makkah again. (wishes).

  1. To give instructions or directions. (Also read : Kinds of Question Word)

¯   Go down this street and turn to the first right. It’s on the left side of the BCA bank.

  1. To express fixed arrangements, presents or future.

¯   Our meeting finishes at 9.00 p.m.

Pattern /Form

There are two patterns of Simple Present

1.   By Using Verb

A. ( + ) Subject + Verb1

     e.g  We play football in the yard.

     ( – ) Subject + do not + Verb1

     e.g  We do not play football in the yard.

     ( ? ) Do + Subject + Verb1

     e.g  Do we play football in the yard?

Note: the pattern above is for subject: I, We, You, They, and other plural noun.

B. ( + ) Subject + Verb1+s/es

              e.g  She goes to school. (Also read other article at : Cahaya Indah Mentari Pagi)

    ( – )  Subject + does not + Verb1

              e.g  She does not go to school. read more