The child goes to bed.
He takes a chair.
He wants to know your name.

are these sentences are valid for present tense.
can I use present simple for short period events.

  • This seems to be proofreading. Edit your post to show which description the sentences belong. – Alejandro Feb 21 '16 at 13:24
  • The first two sound like action directions as in a script. – Peter Feb 21 '16 at 14:16

As a native speaker, I feel that only one of the three sentences is a statement about the present moment:

He wants to know your name.

The other two statements have a narrative quality or the quality of a general fact. If we wanted to say that those things are happening now, at this moment, we would say

The child is going to bed.

He is taking a chair.

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