The simple present tense is used for a continual activity.
For an activity which is repeated at some regular intervals.

Examples 

I go to school before 9 a.m.

Our classes begin at 9.30 a.m.

The kids play in park almost every day.

They have dinner at 7 o’clock.

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The simple present tense is used for an activity characteristic of the subject.

It is also used for general truths.

Examples

She speaks German very well.

A day has 24 hours.

Winter begin in December, but in Australia in June.

 

Some verbs have no progressive form, so the simple present tense is used for an activity taking place at the moment of speaking.

Some of those verbs are: 

to love, to decide, to recognize, to notice, to wish, to want, to see, to find, to mind, to mean, to know, to remember…..

Examples: 

Hi finds it very difficult.

We see the dolphins swimming.

I know his name.

I notice that.

 

The simple present tense is used in exclamatory sentences for an activity in progress.

Especially in sentences beginning with here or there.

Examples: 

Here she comes !

Here comes the comet !

There he goes !

There goes the night !

The Present Perfect

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Present Perfect Progressive

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Present Progressive Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

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