Present tense

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Present tense is a verb form which is marked by time (tense).

The present tense is used for actions in a time which is happening now. In order to explain and understand present tense, it is useful to imagine time as a line on which the past tense, the present and the future tense are positioned.[1]

The use of present continuous tense:

  • a. For something which is happening at the same time of speaking
  • b. For something which is happening at around the time of speaking but not necessarily exactly at the time of speaking
  • c. For something which is happening at period around the present (today, this season)

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