THE PRESENT TENSE – SUMMARY CHART

PRESENT TENSES

There are two ways of expressing present actions in English, here is a quick reminder of how to form them and how to use them properly.

PRESENT SIMPLE

It is used to express the following types of actions:

Notice that the verbs in the present simple, third person singular always want an “S” at the end.

Don’t forget, this is very important!

PRESENT CONTINUOUS

It is formed with the present simple of the verb “To Be” and the base form of the main verb + the -ing ending (or Gerund). It is used to express the following types of actions:

Verb Tenses Summary chart - Present Continuous

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Present Simple
Present Continuous

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