Learning Present Tenses Through Best Quotes

Learning English tenses can be through various media. One likes to learn English trough forums, news, or speech. I my self today show you how to learn English tenses, especially Present Tense, though various best quotes. Unlike past tenses which are used a lot in narrative text, story or biographical note, present tenses are timeless and relate a lot with report or explanation text.

Do you like reading quotes? What quote do you like much? Motivational quotes attract me so much and do the inspirational one. From this quotes, we can get inspired and why don’t we use the as media for learning English tenses and grammar?

4 Categorized English Tenses In Present Time Division
We do not discus how many exactly tenses in English.One say there are 12 tenses, and the others comment that all tenses in English language are 16. Now we are talking about the tenses in time division of present.

learning English tenses through quotes
Learning English Present Tenses through famous quotes

Present Tenses can be in Simple, Continuous, Perfect, and Perfect Continuous. What and how these four Present Tense are structured? In this post we are going to show you some example through some quotes which we have known but maybe we have not noticed those can be used for learning English Tense

1. Simple Present Tense and Famous Quotes
This tenses are used to denote something that is fixed, habitual or an essential truth. Because it is often related to the incident at about past, present and future, this at least has the Tenses description for a certain time.

Common Patterns:
(+) Subject (s) + Verb1 + Object (o)
example: She ate the rice
(-) S+do/does not+Verb1+O
example: She doesn’t eat the rice
(?) Do/Does + S + Verb1 + O
example: Does she it the rice?
I, You, They, We use do when it come to negative and question sentence. While He, She, It use does.

Some Quote Written Using Simple Present Tense
Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist. – Karen Horney
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. – Elbert Hubbard
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln
For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use being anything else. – Winston Churchill
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. – John F. Kennedy
The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. – Robert Frost

2. Present Continuous Tense and Famous Quotes
This tenses are used to express an action which is actually being done at this time.

Common Patterns:
(+) S + to be + Verb-ing + O
example: They are riding the bicycle
(-) S + to be + not + Verb-ing + O
example: They are not riding the bicycle
(?) to be + S + Verb-ing + O
example: Are they riding the bicycle?

Some Quote Written Using Present Continuous Tense
I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying. – Oscar Wilde
Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get. – Dale Carnegie

3. Present Perfect Tense and Famous Quotes
This tenses are used to express your experience. This sentence can used to say that you have never had a certain experience. Present Perfect Tense didn’t use to describe specific event.

Common Patterns:
(+) S + Has/Have + Past Participle (V3)
example: I have met her once before
(-) S + Has/Have + not + past participle (V3)
example: I Have not met her before
(?) Has/Have + S + past participle (V3)
example: Have You met her before?

Some Quote Written Using Present perfect Tense
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. – Henry Ford
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. – George Bernard Shaw

4. Present Perfect Continuous Tense and Famous Quotes
Present Perfect Continuous Tense is used to show that something started in the past and has continued up until now. ”for two hours’, ‘for two weeks’, ‘since yesterday’ are all duration which can be used with this sentence. Without the duration, the tense has a more general meaning of “lately.” We often use the words “lately” or “recently” to emphasize this meaning.

Common Patterns:
(+) S + have/has + been + Verb-ing + O
example: We have been practicing our English since Monday.
(-) S + have/has + been + Verb-ing + O
example: We have not been practicing our English
(?) have/has + S + been + Verb-ing + O
example: Have they been practicing their English?

Famous Quote Written Using Present Perfect Continuous Tense
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. Leonardo da Vinci

The words written in bold are sample referring to each tenses pattern. You can use these as basic learning for advance grammar usage especially in tenses. Understanding these tenses is very important when you are reading news, press, announcement, or advertisements.

That’s all learning English Tenses though quotes. Can you find other quotes which are best to each tenses above? Give your thought to help other readers. You can learn more about these 4 English tenses in Present time division though this elribouchon.com

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