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present tense

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpresent tenseˌpresent ˈtense ●●○ noun   the present tense
Examples from the Corpus
present tenseShe lived in the present tense of the school with its totally absorbing pattern of routine and minor rebellion.Bernstein was unable to construct anything other than disjointed school-book phrases in the present tense.Harrison writes in the present tense, excising names, places, location, time frame.Switching from the future to the present tense has other advantages.The present tense is generally also used when telling a story, as in a summary of the narrative of a novel.The present tense is used in this case because it carries a sense of immediacy and impact.
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