simple present

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Etymology[edit]

simple (accompanied by no modal or auxiliary verb)

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Examples

"He likes cricket."
"John said they like cricket."
"In Hamlet, Ophelia drowns in a stream.
"The guests arrive tomorrow."

simple present (usually uncountable, plural simple presents)

  1. (grammar) The present tense; a verb or sentence in this tense.

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