Monday, October 17, 2022

Present simple vs present continuous - the mistake even advanced students make

What is the mistake that so many advanced speakers of English make?

They tend to overuse present continuous tense over present simple.

Use present simple for repeated actions or general truths e.g. I start work every day at 9:00, or Water freezes at 0 degrees.

Use present continuous for temporary situations e.g. I'm working late this week.

Slow down, think, and use quality English in your everyday situations.

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