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Uses of the simple present tense
We use the simple present tense to talk about permanent situations, or about things that happen regularly, repeatedly or all the time.
We use the simple present tense to express timeless truths.
series of events
When we talk about completed actions and events that happen as we speak or write, we usually use the simple present. This happens, for example, in demonstrations and commentaries.
here comes … etc.
Note the structure here comes … and there goes …
Pronoun subjects come directly after here and there.
talking about the future
The simple present is used to refer to future events which are time tabled.
The simple present is often used instead of will … in subordinate clauses that refer to the future.
Some fixed phrases that are used in letter-writing can be expressed either in the simple present (more formal) or in the present progressive (less formal).
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