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Present tense   /prˈɛzənt tɛns/   Listen
Present tense

noun
1.
A verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking.  Synonym: present.






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"Present tense" Quotes from Famous Books



... consciousness of life we find them facts which already hold us in the bonds of tradition, custom, and habit. The mores contain embodied in them notions, doctrines, and maxims, but they are facts. They are in the present tense. They have nothing to do with what ought to be, will be, may be, or once was, ...
— Folkways - A Study of the Sociological Importance of Usages, Manners, Customs, Mores, and Morals • William Graham Sumner



Words linked to "Present tense" :   tense, present, historical present



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