present tense


present tense

noun

: a verb tense that is used to refer to the present

Full Definition of PRESENT TENSE

:  the tense of a verb that expresses action or state in the present time and is used of what occurs or is true at the time of speaking and of what is habitual or characteristic or is always or necessarily true, that is sometimes used to refer to action in the past, and that is sometimes used for future events

First Known Use of PRESENT TENSE

14th century

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