The verb that indicates a time or action that is going on or habitually performed or a state of an event that exists now is said to be in the “Present Tense”.
After having known about the types of different tenses there is a chart for each of the three tenses. Among them, the chart for the “Present Tense” has been given below.
|Person / Number||Simple present||Present continuous||Present perfect||Present Perfect continuous|
|1st person||singular||I eat rice||I am eating rice||I have eaten rice||I have been eating rice for an hour|
|plural||We eat rice||We are eating rice||We have eaten rice||We have been eating rice for an hour|
|2nd person||singular||You eat rice||You are eating rice||You have eaten rice||You have been eating rice for an hour|
|plural||You eat rice||You are eating rice||You have eaten rice||You have been eating rice for an hour|
|3rd person||singular||He/she/Rita/it eats rice||He/she/Rita/it is eating rice||He/she/Rita/it has eaten rice||He/she/Rita/it has been eating rice for an hour|
|plural||They eat rice||They are eating rice||They have eaten rice||They have been eating rice for an hour|
|Syntax||Sub + V + Obj||Sub + am/is/are + V-ing + Obj||Sub + have/has + V3 + Obj||Sub + have/has + been + V-ing + Obj + time|
*** Note: The user/learners must follow the row allotted for the “syntax” for the proper construction of sentences in different persons, numbers and tenses and practice trying to construct different sentences using different verbs in different tenses, numbers and persons. However, regular practice would gradually enable the learners to construct sentences of their own.
*** Note: “V”= verb, “V3″=past participle form of the verb, “Sub”=subject, “Obj”= object.