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  • Chapter 10. Tense (Cont'd...)


    10.2 Indefinite tense

    10.2.1 Present indefinite tense

    Simple present tense expresses:

          The action of present,
          Habit and Historic,
          And truth general,
          Action of near future,
          To quote from existing,
          Work’s of authors and it’s wonderful,
          To describe the past event,
          With vividity apart.

    We know him.
    We go to school.
    This watch keeps good time.
    The sun rises in the east.
    He comes tomorrow.
    Bruke says, “The use of force is but temporary”.
    The king Asoke now stops his invasion.

    Here is to note that when the subject is in third person and in singular number , the verb takes ‘s’ or ‘es’ after it. Please also note that the verb ending in ‘o’ takes ‘es’, and ending in ‘y’ preceded by consonant replaces ‘y’ by ‘ies’. For example:

    He goes to school.
    Ram reads well.
    The child carries his bag full of books on his back.

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