Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Simple Present Tense

It is used to tell the daily activities or habitual actions. Besides, it also can be used to tell the general fact. We can find the use of simple present tense in several text genre, such as descriptive, explanation, report and exposition.

In Simple Present tense sentences, we may find the use of adverb of frequency, such as always, often, usually, seldom, rarely, etc. The adverb of time which is often used in the simple present tense sentences is ‘every’.

We can find two different sentences in the simple present tense. They are:

Nominal Sentence
This sentence employs ‘Be’ (is, am, are) as the predicate. It means that we don’t use any verb in this sentence. In the other words, we don’t find any activity in nominal sentences.

Formula: Subject + is/am/are + Noun/adjective

  • I am a teacher.
  • I am sad.
  • He is happy
  • Andy is very nice.
  • They are clever students.
  • Rooney and Berbatov are football players.

Verbal Sentence:
This Sentence uses ‘verb’ as the predicate.
For the plural subject and subject ' I '= S + V1
We          +       Verb 1
  • They sing a song.
  • Joko and Hendry clean the room.
  • We play soccer.
  • I like noodle.

For the Singular Subject: S + V1 + suffix s/es
  • He
  • She     +     Verb I + suffix s/es
  • It
He cleans his room.
Danny likes apple.
The car runs fast.

Learn more about simple present tense, click the following article:

Creating negative sentence using simple present tense 
Creating interrogative Sentence in Simple Present Tense

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