Definition of present tense in English:

present tense

Syllabification: pres·ent tense


A tense expressing an action that is currently going on or habitually performed, or a state that currently or generally exists: I’m using the present tense Wolf Hall is written in the present tense
More example sentences
  • You'll notice the 'will' - future tense, not present tense.
  • Many refer to him in the present tense and, when pushed on the company's future course, still invoke his name.
  • This promise, which after all says "nor do we", not "nor will we", is restricted entirely to the present tense.

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