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Present Indefinite Tenses Rules-Sentences
Below is the Present Indefinite Tenses:
“Tense’ is an English version of the Latin word ‘Tempus’ meaning ‘time’. ‘The tense’ of a verb shows the time and the degree of completeness of an action or event. There are three main tenses, and each main tense has four different forms. In total there are twelve kinds of tenses.
PRESENT: 1. Indefinite 2. Continuous 3. Perfect 4. Perfect Continuous
PAST: 1. Indefinite 2. Continuous 3. Perfect 4. Perfect Continuous
FUTURE: 1. Indefinite 2. Continuous 3. Perfect 4. Perfect Continuous
- Indefinite or Simple:
When an action is mentioned simply and nothing definite is said about the completeness or incompleteness of the action, it is said to be in the Indefinite or Simple Tense
When an action is mentioned as still going on, it is said to. be in the ‘Continuous Tense’.
When an action is mentioned as finished, complete or perfect, it is said to be in a Perfect Tense.
- Perfect Continues:
When an action is mentioned as going on continuously and still continuing at the moment of speaking. It is said to be in the Perfect Continuous Tense.
Here is given the table of tenses (active) of the verb ‘to serve’.
SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE Rule:
Subject + v1 (or v1 with s/es/ies) + Object +…..
(V1 means the first form of the verb).
Note: If the subject is ‘I’ or some ‘Plural’ use only the first forms of the verb, but if the subject is some ‘singular (except I) use the first form of the verb with s/es/ies.
- Negative Sentence:
Subject + do / does + not+ V1 + Object +…..
- Interrogative Sentences:
Do/Does + Subject + V1 + Object +….?
Note: If the subject is “I” or some plural, use ‘do’; but if the subject is some singular (except I) use ‘does’
- I serve.
- We serve.
- You serve.
- He serves.
- They serve.
- I do not serve.
- We do not serve.
- You do not serve.
- He does not serve.
- They do not serve.
- Do I serve?
- Do we serve?
- Do you serve?
- Does he serve?
- Do they serve?
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