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I am doing
Happening at the moment
Present continuous (I am doing) : We use present continuous for something that is happening at or around the time to speaking. the action is not finished.
- I am doing
- Past now Future
- -The water is boiling. Could you turn it off
- -Listen to those people. What language are they speaking?
- -Let's go out. It isn't raining now.
- -A: Don't disturb me. I"m busy.
- B: Why? What are you doing?
- -I'm going to bed now. Good night
- -Maria is in Vancouver now. She's learning English
- Use the present continuous for temporary situations:
- I'am living with some friends until I find and apartment.
- "You're working hard today." "yes, I've got a lot to do.
more then once
- Simple present (I do)
- We use the simple present for things in general or thing that happen repeatedly
- -Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius
- -Excuse me, do you speak English?
- -I doesn't rain very much in the summer
- -What do you usually do on weekends?
- -what do you do (= what's your job?)
- -I always go to bed before midnight.
- -Most people learn to swim when they are children.
- Use the simple present for permanent situations:
- -My parents live in Boston. They have lived there all their lives.
- -John isn't lazy. He works very hard most of the time.
I always do and I'm always doing
Usually we say "I always do something" (I do it every time):
I always go to work by car (not i'm always going)
you can also say "I'm always doing something," but this has different meaning.
- I've lost my key again. I'm always losing things.
- "I'm always losing things" does not mean that I lose things every time. It means that I lose things too often or more often than normal.
- You're always -ing means that you do something very often, more often than the speaker things is normal or reasonable.
- You're always watching TV. You should do something more active
- you watch TV often
- John is never satisfied. He's always complaining.
- He complain often.