Simple Present Tense # Grammar For IELTS


Now, what is simple present tense.
The simple present tense is used to indicate events or statements of the following types-

To express a particular habit of an individual.

  1. She drinks tea every morning.
    He goes to jogging at 5:00 AM daily.
    You must brush your teeth twice a day.
simple present tense

simple present tense

In order to express general truth

  1. The sun rises in the east.
  2. Earth revolves around the sun as well as along its own axis.
  3. Fortune favors the brave.
To express things that are happening in present and an exclamatory mark is used to represent them, often beginning with here and there.

  1. Here comes the bus!
  2. There goes the topper of our school!
  3. Here comes the superstar!
While narrating something, simple present often gets used as a substitute for the simple past.

  1. And then enters arman, with all his charm he simply calms down ridhima.
  2. He runs to save her life and in the rush loses his own.
  3. She says, she hates him and they can never be together.
It is also used to express a future event that is part of a fixed time table.

  1. The next flight to America is at 3:00 am.
  2. The match starts at 3:00 pm.
  3. The newspaper comes at 8:00 am.

The simple present tense is also used in other ways. These are

  1. To introduce a quotation, such as; he says,” blab ala blab la”.
  2. Often to replace the simple future tense, in clauses of time and condition. Example- if it rains, we shall get wet.
  3. Used in broadcasting or commentaries when the focus must be on the succession of happenings rather than on duration.


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