Let’s learn some common uses of the word ‘present’.
Firstly, ‘present’ as a noun is another word to mean ‘gift’.
What’s the best present you’ve ever received?
‘Present’ can also be used as a noun to mean ‘now’. This very minute. Often with ‘the’ – ‘the present’.
Stop talking about the future, and start living in thepresent!
We also use ‘present’ as an adjective to mean ‘in a particular place’.
I was present for all seven classes.
This word can also be used as a verb, but listen to the difference in pronunciation: ‘present’ /prɪˈzent/. ‘Present’ can mean ‘show something to someone’. It’s quite formal – you can present research or information in a meeting.
I presented the results of the survey to the rest of the team.
Finally, ‘present’ can also be used as a verb to mean ‘introduce someone to others’.