ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
Sequence of Tenses: Simple Present
March 8, 2001
The simple present tense is one of the more important ones in
English. It can be used in the independent clause along with all other
English tenses in the subordinate clause. Tonight, we'll look at two
examples for practice.
Simple Present + Present Continuous
I must have quiet + when I am studying for the test.
I feel good + , even though I walked five kilometers this morning.
Simple Present + Present Perfect
I eat potatoes every day + because I have always loved them.
I can't do my homework very well + after I have worked hard all
Write a paragraph about one of your favourite physical activities.
Use one simple present + present continuous combination and one
simple present + present perfect combination.
Begin with a good topic sentence. End with a good concluding
Include one vivid example that shows rather than tells.
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