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Present Simple Verb Tense - English Verb Tense - Learn English Online


The present simple is the tense used to describe actions that are timeless. If the time of the action can be defined, then the present simple tense is used. The time and/or place is stated or understood.
The Present Simple Tense is used in the following situations:

  • permanent actions -
  • actions that happen on a regular basis
  • facts
  • statements that are always true
  • to state existence
  • to state feeling
  • static verbs
  • general actions

 

Past

Present

Future

I go to school everyday

x

x

x

I live in New York.

x

x

x

Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius

x

x

x

I love to go to my English class.

x

x

x

This is a pen.

x

x

x

Note: The x represents the time of the action.
Note: the present simple tense is also used in other parts of English grammar, such as conditional statements and the future tense.


Past Simple Tense vs Present Perfect Tense

Present Simple Tense

Present Simple Tense Chart

Present Simple "to be" Tense Chart

Present Simple "to be" Tense Quiz

Present Continuous Tense

Present Continuous Tense Chart

Present Perfect Tense

Present Perfect Tense Chart

Present Perfect Tense Quiz

Present Perfect Continuous Tense

Present Perfect Continuous Tense Chart

Present Perfect vs. the Present Perfect Continuous Tense

Usage of the verb "Have" and Chart

There is - There are