See also: present-tense
- (grammar) A grammatical tense whose principal function is to locate a situation or event in the present time.
- "Has the #5 bus arrived yet?" "Yeah, you didn't make it." (past tense)
- "The bus is too far away. I can’t make it." (present tense)
- "I see the #5 bus across the street. I won’t make it." (future tense)
form of language