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The Present Simple tense is used for actions that are happening in the present time, habitual actions, or general truths.
I want a train ticket to Suzhou.
We love our parents.
This bus goes to Westminster Palace.
Water boils at 100C.
This is the simplest of the verb tenses, as it only uses the indicative form of the verb, which is the form of the verb one will find in the dictionaries. All the persons use the same form EXCEPT the third person singular (he, she, it) which takes an -s at the end.
The Present Simple is used to express facts (things that are always true) and habits.
In some instances we need to use a form of the present tense to show that something is happening now and is continuing to happen after the moment of speaking. This tense is the Present Progressive or Present Continuous.
Native English speakers do not have any trouble deciding which form of the present tense to use, but this is an endless source of difficulty to foreigners. Try your hand by doing this exercise:
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