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    Present Tense Present Tense Presentation Transcript

    • Present tense expressesaction, activity and state of
    • A verb in its original state is SimplePresent. Does not indicate state ofaction
    • Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowI eat salad
    • I drink water Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing.
    • I r un ever yday Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing.
    • Usage…To express an activity done on a daily basis I run everyday They eat breakfast at 9 a.m. everyday She sleeps at 10.30 p.m. everyday
    • Usage…To express usually accepted truths The sun sets in the west Gourds are bitter It rains in August
    • Usage…To talk about an activity which will happen in thefuture but as part of a pre – decided schedule The train leaves at 5.15 a.m. The next flight is at 7 a.m. The free trial class begins at 1 p.m.
    • Present Perfect to indicateCompletion Of Action. Verbmostly finishes with -ed
    • Past Present Future Duration from the past until now I has been snowing.Look! It have finished reading the book
    • Past Present Future Duration from the past until now has been snowing.Look!Malhotras T he It have vacated the flat
    • Usage…To express an action which has just beencompleted (used with just) He has just left for the day It has just stopped raining Ritu has just finished her lunch
    • Usage…To express an action which have occurred in thepast, but a definite time is not mentioned Have you read the Ramayan? I have been to Finland I have met Saif Ali Khan
    • Usage…To talk about the present effects of an activitywhich happened in the past I have finished my session Arijit has hurt his knee Rakesh has used all the coupons
    • Present Continuous isused to show Action Is Still InProgress. The Verb ends in -ing
    • Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing. T he baby is sleeping
    • Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing. It is raining
    • Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing. She is studying
    • Usage…To express an action happening at the time ofspeaking I am running They are eating dinner He is conducting the session
    • Usage…To express an action which may not be actuallyhappening at the time of speaking I am reading the Gita I am taking medicines for my illness
    • Usage…To express an action which will happen in thenear future She is going to attend the class tomorrow I am meeting Pradeep in 2 hours Abhishek is arriving tonight
    • Present PerfectContinuous is used to indicateActivity which has been goingfor sometime now, is notcomplete yet, but its effect canbe seen
    • Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been T he baby has been sleeping for 3 hour s snowing.
    • Past Present Future Duration from the past until now It is raining since mor ningLook! It has been snowing.
    • Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It She has been snowing. is studying for the last 2 hour s
    • Usage…To express an action which began sometime backand is still continuing Nitin has been attending the classes for the last 2 months The monk has been sitting in that posture for the last 3 hours I have been working on this project since Monday