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Meaning of simple tenses?


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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