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 History of this Word

"present" is from "presence", spoken in France during 1000-1400 A.D.
which is from "praesentia" ("prae", before + "esse", to be), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

"tense" is from "tense", spoken in France during 1000-1400 A.D.
which is from "tempus" (time), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

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Definition

A type of verb. Shows an action or state happens in the present, is always true or is habitual. Created to name a form of verb. Verb can be changed to other forms.

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present tense illustration Stick to the present tense wherever you can.
present tense illustration Use the correct present tense verb