Present Tense

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Present Tense

  1. 1. Present tense expressesaction, activity and state of
  2. 2. A verb in its original state is SimplePresent. Does not indicate state ofaction
  3. 3. Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowI eat salad
  4. 4. I drink water Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing.
  5. 5. I r un ever yday Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing.
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Usage…To express usually accepted truths The sun sets in the west Gourds are bitter It rains in August
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Present Perfect to indicateCompletion Of Action. Verbmostly finishes with -ed
  10. 10. Past Present Future Duration from the past until now I has been snowing.Look! It have finished reading the book
  11. 11. Past Present Future Duration from the past until now has been snowing.Look!Malhotras T he It have vacated the flat
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Present Continuous isused to show Action Is Still InProgress. The Verb ends in -ing
  16. 16. Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing. T he baby is sleeping
  17. 17. Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing. It is raining
  18. 18. Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing. She is studying
  19. 19. Usage…To express an action happening at the time ofspeaking I am running They are eating dinner He is conducting the session
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. Present PerfectContinuous is used to indicateActivity which has been goingfor sometime now, is notcomplete yet, but its effect canbe seen
  23. 23. Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been T he baby has been sleeping for 3 hour s snowing.
  24. 24. Past Present Future Duration from the past until now It is raining since mor ningLook! It has been snowing.
  25. 25. Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It She has been snowing. is studying for the last 2 hour s
  26. 26. 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

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