Life is very different in the present world. Most of us can now type faster than we can write. Some children don't know how to read time from a clock. Computers and smart phones have replaced a lot of need for us to know or remember.
Who knows what it will be like in the future. We may be able to fly or hire robots.
The past, present, and future are used to refer to a period of time:
You may hear these words used frequently in many different circumstances:
By a teacher: "Your work in the past have been better"
When watching the news: "The present situation does not look too good"
At interviews: "What's your plan for the future?"
But if we emphasize on the second syllable (ENT), it is a verb meaning 'to offer, give or introduce.'
"I would like to present Mr. Chase to you all today"
"She presented me with a Employee of the Month award"
So be cautious of these differences.
What do you think will happen in the future?
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