10.5 - The present in summary

You will be aware by now that learning the present tense requires a little more time and effort than the other tenses. In order to understand the present when it occurs in texts, however, the endings need to be remembered. As can be seen from the chart below, they have much in common and are easy to learn.

  1st conjugation 2nd conjugation
я -ю
ти -єш
він/вона/воно -є
ми -ємо
ви -єте
вони -ють

To practise recognising verbs in the present go to Exercise 10.5A and Exercise 10.5B.

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