Present Tense in English
Present tense as the name shows represents current time and it is used when the verb refers to the present time. Present tense is used to describe an action that is regular, true, normal, current or happening in present time. In English, present tense is used to express action in the present, a current state of being, or in simple words things happening in currently or universal facts. In present tense normally verb’s first form is used while in present prefect tense third form is used after has and have.
Present tense is used to describe:
i) Regular actions or Actions going on at time of speaking
ii) True facts
iii) Habits or Routines
iv) Universal truths
v) Present thoughts or feelings
vi) actions that completed in the near past
vii) activities which began at some time in the past and is still continuing
There are four types of present tense.
a) Simple Present Tense
b) Present Continuous Tense
c) Present Perfect Tense
d) Present Perfect Continuous Tense