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Message de orhellia posté le 11-10-2009 à 15:55:48 (S | E | F)
I'm revising my english and I have a question about present.
In fact, I looked many website to learn english and sometimes they don't say the same thing about the present ing.
One say, with "always", I should use present ing as: "My fiend is always interrupting me when I study"
The video ( Exercice d'anglais n°405) says, "use present continuous for describe repeated actions"
but in this website: Lien Internet
They say: "use present simple with : often, always, never, usually, etc...
Can you help me please?
Réponse: With Always? Present ing or present s? de seb06000, postée le 11-10-2009 à 16:02:30 (S | E)
In fact, you can say both but the meaning is different, look:
He always eats ( plain declaration, simply enonciating a fact => neutrality)
He is always eating ( the enonciator shows his disagreement, meaning => he is eating a lot, it's unhealthy
look at your sentence:
"My fiend is always interrupting me when I study" => it means that the person is fed up, he/she can't study because someone is interupting him/her. The ING form expresses that anger.
Does it make sense?
Réponse: With Always? Present ing or present s? de orhellia, postée le 12-10-2009 à 10:20:40 (S | E)
Hi Seb, thank you very much, I understand your
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