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Present tense

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The present tense is the tense (form of a verb) that is often used to express:

  • Action at the present time
  • A state of being
  • A habitual action
  • An occurrence in the near future
  • An action that occurred in the past and continues up to the present
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English present tense

In English, the present tense is subdivided into the following forms:

  • Present Simple: "I go to school every day."
  • Present Continuous: "You are being rude." (at this moment)
  • Present Perfect Simple: "I have had two computers."
  • Present Perfect Continuous: "She has been living in London for a year."

Strictly speaking, these different present tenses are actually aspects.

Spanish present tense

In Spanish, the present tense is used almost identically to that of English. Conjugation:

  hablar comer insistir
yo hablo como insisto
hablas comes insistes
él habla come insiste
nosotros hablamos comemos insistimos
vosotros habláis coméis insistís
ellos hablan comen insisten


French present tense

In French, the present tense is used almost identically to that of English. Conjugation:

  parler prendre finir partir
je parle prend finis pars
tu parles prends finis pars
il parle prend finit part
nous parlons prenons finissons partons
vous parlez prenez finissez partez
ils parlent prennent finissent partent


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