English I – Improve your writing with these quick tips!
Present / Past continuous tense …When to use and when not to use
Use of present / past continuous sense is
a. Wrong in certain occasions.
b. Undesirable and unnecessary in some occasions
c. Essential in some situations.
a. When it is wrong …
I am feeling tired. (Not correct)
I feel tired (Correct)
I am feeling sleepy. (Wrong)
I feel sleepy. (Correct)
I am feeling hungry. (Incorrect)
I feel hungry. (Correct)
b. When it should be avoided
When I was a small tea-shop owner, I was visiting my bank only once a month to deposit the surplus earnings in my wife’s account. (Avoid)
When I was a small tea-shop owner, I visited (or used to visit) my bank only once a month to deposit the surplus earnings in my wife’s account. (Desirable…
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