unit39 - c Point of time — the action finishes when you...

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Unit 39: VERBS & PRESENT TIME Which one do you use? SIMPLE? CONTINUOUS? Present? He works He is working Present perfect? He has worked He has been working 1 Simple formation or Continuous Formation a Describing a state Describing an activity I think you are right. I ’m thinking about it, but I haven’t (my opinion) decided yet. She has two children. She is having a bath. Do you like p a s t a ? Are you enjoying the pasta? He comes from London. He ’s coming from London. (It’s his home town.) (He’s traveling now.) b Always true (‘timeless’) True for a period of time The sun rises in the East. Look! The sun is rising. I have always had trouble with my teeth. I ’ve been having trouble with my teeth lately. This heater doesn’t work. This heater isn’t working. Let’s throw it away. But we can try to repair it.
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Unformatted text preview: c Point of time — the action finishes when you finish speaking We all wish you good luck. We cannot use a continuous formation I beg your pardon. for this meaning. 2 Perfect formation or Non-perfect We are interested in when something We are not interested in when something s t a r t e d . s t a r t e d . I’ ve been staying here for three days. I’ m staying here for three days. (I arrived three days ago.) (A total of three days; I’m not saying w h e n I a r r i v e d . ) She has always liked music. She likes music. (She has liked it from the start.) (I’m not saying anything about the past.) Have you lived here long? Do you live here? (I know you live here. I want to know when (I want to know if you live here or not.) you started.)...
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