The simple present tense is a verb tense that speaks of an action that is happening at present or right now. It also refers to an action that happens regularly and is continuous, hence it is also called present indefinite.
Simple present tense examples
Present Tense Form
She plays the piano every day.
He takes the bus for school.
Jack travels every summer to Switzerland.
She writes her journal every night.
Jill goes to school every day.
She eats salad for lunch.
She works as a banker.
She flies to Sydney every year around this time.
He uses the latest gadgets.
We usually use the present simple tense to express the following ideas
Use simple present tense to express or speak of any Habit or a custom, which is repeated very often.
For example, He plays football every day.
To speak of future plans/ timetables.
For example, She walks every morning. He goes for a jog every night.
To state facts or general truths.
For example, she hates liars. He admires honesty.
To tell jokes and stories or to report sporting events in real-time.
For example, John makes fun of Jill’s nasal accent. Rio passes the ball to Shane for a goal.
Make a tense using the simple present tense.
Fill in the simple present tense in the following blanks by choosing the right word from the brackets.
She __________draws (Like/Likes/liked)
She __________melodiously at the concert (sings/sang/will sing)
He ___________to the market every afternoon (go/goes/will go)
Interrogative language is used to ask questions. And, the most common interrogative words, in alphabetical order, are:
These words are sometimes called “wh-words” because most of them begin with wh. “Who,” a wh-word is our interrogative word of the day.
“Who,” pronounced /ho͞o/, is a Pronoun that means what or which person or people, among other things.
For example, you may go to a Halloween party and hear a native English speaker ask, “Who is behind the mask?” This may even be something you’ve wondered about Batman or the anime character Tuxedo Mask. By asking this, the speaker wants to know who is wearing the mask. Sometimes costumes conceal identity.
Most languages have idioms about change. And, there are many different sayings that express getting a new outlook or starting again.
One of my favorite idioms of change is an ancient Chinese saying: “Mountains crumble to the sea over time, yet people remain the same.” However, we are here to discuss the idiom “turn over a new leaf.”
Oddly, this idiom has nothing to do with leaves. It’s about becoming a new person, a better person. Someone who “turns over a new leaf” changes the direction of their life.
Using the idiom turn over a new leaf
How can I use the idiom – turn over a new leaf?
Kevin was a troublemaker. He never went to class. He never listened to his parents. He would even laugh at the lessons the elders tried to teach him, saying “You don’t know anything old man,” as the family spoke to him of ancient books and traditions. But one day Kevin came to me and said, “I’m tired of causing mischief. I will study and make good marks in school.” To which I said, “You are young and have time to turn over a new leaf.”
Kevin will begin to do the right thing. He will turn over a new leaf by making good grades in school and listening to his parents.
Native speakers often use idioms in conversation, so knowing English idioms with their meanings would give English learners an extra tool to express themselves. Using English color idioms or idioms rainbow can always be fun.
English idioms are easier to learn and remember if we put them into groups. Let us look at a few examples of idioms about rainbows and colors.
Popular Color Idioms that will Improve Your English Fluency
Verbs come in three tenses: past, present, and future, They are further subdivided into 12 categories.
What are the 12 Tenses in English and why are they important?
Verb tenses in English are broadly divided into the past, present, and future. In English grammar, tenses are used to indicate when an action happened and if it is still going on or finished. The tense of a verb is used to refer to time while communicating in English.
There are 12 tenses in the English language. Namely:
The Idiom “Red flag” is often used to signify danger. “Red flag,” as a Noun, is a warning of danger. For example, “His actions raised a red flag”. By saying this, the speaker is telling the listener that the man in question was doing something suspicious, troubles could arise from his actions.
As a Verb, the phrase also signals danger. When used in Verb form, you may encounter the gerund or past tense of the word, such as:
Examples of the idiom “red flag”
Fever is the body’s red flag.
Teachers always check for red flags such as tardiness and absences.
Feeling of anxiety, depression is often considered as the mind’s Red flag.
Employers consider a constant shift in jobs as a red flag.
She saw a red flag when the boss asked her for personal favors.
Often, the English language uses idioms that invoke color imagery, like, I feel blue, in the pink, red flag, etc. These figures of speech are used because colors have a strong association with emotions. For example, “Bulls (male cows) are color blind, but a matador (bullfighter), uses a red flag to provoke the animal”. Why use a red rag to anger a colorblind bull?
Mary Had a Change of Heart and Set Her Little Lamb Free
As you know, you can’t change your heart, you were born with it. But, the English idiom “change of heart” implies that you can.
The idiom “change of heart” doesn’t literally mean that you can swap one organ with another. It means that you can change your mind, usually after long consideration.
You may know the Nursery Rhyme Mary Had a Little Lamb. Taking from that, I have an example of the idiom “change of heart” to share:
Mary had a little lamb. Mary loved her little lamb. But, one day she had a change of heart and decided it was time to set the little lamb free. For she knew that to love something is to let it go. If it returns, it loves you.
Figures of Speech, like idioms, have evolved through usage, rather than the work of Lexicographers, those who decide what goes in the dictionary. But unlike idioms, the meaning of the Figures of Speech known as metaphors can be deduced through logic.
Figures of Speech fall into many categories, they can be similes, hyperbole and metaphors.
Metaphors, the language of poets, are Figure of Speech that describes an object or action in a way that isn’t exactly true.However, these untruths help to describe the object or actions by comparing them to something else. For example, you may hear a native English speaker say:
“Adam is a walking encyclopedia of music.”
Upon hearing this Metaphor, you would be correct to assume that Adam isn’t literally a collection of books that give information on many subjects. Adam is simply knowledgeable about music.