The simple form is used when something happens and then ceases to happen.
The Simple Present
The simple present tense used when an action is happening at the present moment, or when it happens regularly or does not cease happening. The simple present tense is formed by using the infinitive (or root form) except in the to be forms of the verbs.
When talking about the 3rd person the simple present adds ‑s or ‑es to the end.
The Simple Past
The simple past refers to things that happened in the past, and are no longer doing it.
Regular verbs are changed by adding a V+ed or in the case of the verb ending in e d is added Ve +d, onto the root form.
Irregular verbs are a little more difficult, and you either have to learn them by heart, or check a dictionary.
Some verbs don’t change from their present form.
The Past Simple is often taught as Verb 2 in ESL classes. Students will spend hours memorising and chanting irregular verbs. In order to learn them.
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The Simple Future
The simple future is the tense we use when something will begin and end at later time. It’s created by putting will in front of the root word.