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  1. simple present(Noun)

    the present tense; a sentence in this tense

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  1. Simple present

    The simple present or present simple is one of the verb forms associated with the present tense in modern English. It is commonly referred to as a tense, although it also encodes certain information about aspect in addition to present time. It is called "simple" because its basic form consists of a single word, in contrast with other present tense forms such as the present progressive and present perfect. For nearly all English verbs the simple present is identical to the base form of the verb, except when the subject is third-person singular, in which case the ending -s is added. There are a few verbs with irregular forms, the most notable being the copula be, which has the simple present forms am, is and are. The principal use of the simple present is to refer to an action or event that takes place habitually, as in He writes for a living. However certain verbs expressing a state, such as be and know, are used in the simple present even when referring to a temporary present state. There are also certain other uses in which the simple present does not reflect a habitual aspect.

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