Basic grammar — Where some students go wrong


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Impact Writing

Present / Past continuous tense โ€ฆWhen 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.
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a. When it is wrong โ€ฆ

I am feeling tired. (Not correct)
I feel tired (Correct)
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I am feeling sleepy. (Wrong)
I feel sleepy. (Correct)
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I am feeling hungry. (Incorrect)
I feel hungry. (Correct)
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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 wifeโ€™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 wifeโ€™s account. (Desirableโ€ฆ

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