ADVANTAGES OF PRESENT TENSE. 1. Present tense has more immediacy than past tense. Pasttense narration is of course immediate in a way, since the events of the characters past are happening in the readers present. But the immediacy of the present tense also allows us to convey a characters change as it happens, not after PresentTense Verbs.
The tense of the verb in a sentence reflects the time at which the action is set. In historical studies that is, by definition, in the past. Present tense is a verb tense used to describe actions happening right now. This lesson will discuss the simple present, present perfect and present progressive forms of present tense, describing when to use each and how to change the verb to signal the tense. The PRESENT TENSEuses the verb's base form (write, work), or, for thirdperson singular subjects, the base form plus an sending (he writes, she works).
The PRESENT TENSE indicates that an action is present, now, relative to the speaker or writer. Present tense is when you write as if things are happening right now. For example, the first sentence of Jack Wakes Up is Jack walks into a diner just south of Japantown. Past tense is when you write as if things happened in the past.