Present simple verb tenses show actions that happen regularly or that are permanently happening.
You might be wondering what I'm talking about with this whole principal parts of a verb business.
I bring this up because it's very important, and it will help you to form the present simple verb tense.
All verbs can be broken down into four parts called the principal parts of a verb.
You form the present simple tense by using one of those principal parts - the present part. Let's look at a chart of the principal parts of a verb so that you know what I mean.
|Present||Present Participle||Past||Past Participle|
|come||(is) coming||came||(have) come|
|fall||(is) falling||fell||(have) fallen|
|go||(is) going||went||(have) gone|
|graduate||(is) graduating||graduated||(have) graduated|
|know||(is) knowing||knew||(have) known|
|walk||(is) walking||walk||(have) walked|
|write||(is) writing||wrote||(have) written|
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