What is the present tense of “detour”!

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The present tense form of 'detour' is detour or detours. Example: He detours around the construction zone on his way to work. (He detours around the construction zone on his way to work.)

Definition of “detour”

  • to take a longer or alternative route to reach a destination
  • to deviate from the usual or direct course

Tense sentence structure and examples:

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Notes from a Native English Speaker

Here are the general structures of a present and past participle. Remember, some verbs have an irregular form and may not follow this structure: Present Participle: [Verb] -ing Past Participle: [Verb] -ed

Present Simpledetour
Present Continuousdetouring
Present Perfectdetoured
Present Simple
The simple present tense is used to describe habitual, regular, or general facts.
Subject + Verb + (Object)

Example

He detours whenever there is heavy traffic.

Example

They detour around roadblocks.

Present Continuous
The present continuous tense is used to describe actions happening at the moment of speaking or future plans.
Subject + am/is/are + Present Participle + (Object)

Example

I am detouring to avoid the construction site.

Example

They are detouring due to the accident.

Present Perfect
The present perfect tense is used to indicate actions completed at some point in the past but relevant to the present.
Subject + have/has + Past Participle + (Object)

Example

She has detoured several times today.

Example

They have detoured on this road before.

detour Subject-Verb Agreement

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Notes from a Native English Speaker

Subject-verb agreement means that a subject and its verb match. They’re either both plural or both singular. A singular subject takes a singular verb. - Example: The cat is sleeping. A plural subject takes a plural verb. - Example: The cats are sleeping.

In the present tense, 'detour' follows the typical rule of adding 's' when the subject is third person singular (he, she, it), but it remains the same for all other subjects (first person, second person, and plural subjects).
Singular First Person (I)detour
Singular Second Person (You)detour
Singular Third Person (He/She/It)detours
Plural (We/You/They)detour

Example

I detour to avoid traffic.

Example

You detour around road closures.

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He detours to find a shortcut.

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She detours to explore new routes.

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It detours to avoid obstacles.

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We detour when necessary.

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You detour to save time.

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They detour to bypass congestion.

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