I have shared with you on one of my posts about Simple Present Tense. I understand that most of you will have the opinion that TENSES are not really need to be studied. OK, I agree with you, but what will happen if we meet someone and try to communicate with them about something’s happened in the past. So at least we have to study a little bit about TENSES.
Let’s discuss further about Simple Present Tense: This tense is usually NOT USED to indicate present time. However, it is used to indicate present time (now) with the following stative verbs:
The verbs listed above are almost NEVER USED in the present or past progressive (continuous), although it is possible in some cases.
Simple Present —is used to indicate a regular or habitual action:
- John walkS to school every day.
- Henry always swimS in the evening.
- Mark usually walkS to school.
Note: Those sentences are indicating some habitual actions.
Some examples of sentences with STATIVE VERBS.
- They understand the problem NOW (understand – stative verb), you cannot say: They are understanding the problem NOW).
- We want to leave NOW (stative verb).
- The coffee tastes delicious (stative verb).
- Your cough sound bad. (stative verb).
Some more coming about TENSES………..
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