Asked in School SubjectsVerbsPast TensesPresent Tenses
Meaning of simple tenses?
September 22, 2011 6:54AM
There are two simple tenses present simple and past simple. Simple means that there is one verb.
Present simple: I/you/we/they like ice cream, She/he/it likes ice cream
Past simple: I/you/we/she/he/it went to the beach. (The verb is in bold)
Present simple is used to talk about:
something that is always true:
The sun rises in the east.
Or someting that is true now:
I live in Katmandu.
Or some thing we do again and again / habits:
I get up at 6:00am
Past simple is used to talk about something that happened at a definite time in the past:
I went to the cinema yesterday