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Nominal Present tense is a tense that is the
                                                              verb is not to show action and using to be.
                                                              The to be that is frequently used is am, is,
                                                              and are. To be am is used for singular I, to be
                                                              is is used for plural She/He/It, and to be are is
                                                              used for I, You, They, We.
                                                              Same to the Verbal Simple Present, the
                                                              Nominal Simple Present also has three
                                                              conditions, namely affirmative, negative, and
                                                              interrogative. For the example of Nominal
                                                              Present tense, please take a look at Table 3!
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                     Condition                         Formula                                Sentence

                                                                                   I am a student.
                     Affirmative      Subject+to be (am/is/are) + Object
                                                                                   My sister is a student.

                                                                                   I am not a student.
                      Negative        Subject+ to be (am/is/are)+not +V1+Object
                                                                                   My sister is not a student.

                                                                                   Am I a student?
                    Interrogative     to be (am/is/are)+Subject+V1+?
                                                                                   Is she a student?

                                         Table 3. Example of Nominal Simple Present
               Nominal Simple Present tense is a tense that doesn’t contain an action (non-verbal). The
               predicate used in the Nominal Simple Present is to be. The to be is “am”, “is” and “are”. The
               purpose of the Nominal Present tense is to express events that occur in the present or events
               that are happening right now.

                                                                 Am is for I

                                                                Is is for He, She, It

                             REMEMBER!                          Are is for I, You, They, We

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