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               Simple Tenses

 Simple present tense verbs express actions in the present, express reoccurring or habitual actions, or indicate a general truth.

     Research shows that one's level of education impacts his or her earning potential.

       Tabitha eats healthily and exercises regularly.

       He is the president of the company.

       Kenyatta and Roberto are creative and funny.


Simple past tense verbs express actions or conditions that began and ended in the past.

       Yesterday, Tabitha ate healthily and exercised.

       From 1998 to 2009, he was the president of the company.

       Kenyatta and Roberto were creative and funny in the skit they performed.                  .

Simple future tense verbs express actions that will occur or conditions that will will be true in the future.

The simple future tense is created with the auxiliary verb will plus a present tense verb.

           Seng will deliver his speech tomorrow.

           They will go for a run after work.

           The weather will be nice tomorrow.

           Dr. Chang will be the new principal.  (Notice that in the simple future tense,

                                                                       am, is, and are become will be.)