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  • this is everyday grammar.

  • I'm Alice Bryant.

  • Do you ever get annoyed about something a person does or says often?

  • Well, we are all human, so more than likely, the answer is yes.

  • Sometimes English speakers use a continuous verb form to express annoyance about a repeated action or have it continuous.

  • Verbs are formed with the verb B plus a verb that ends in I N.

  • G.

  • Like this, he is looking at his phone.

  • You are asking for money in these examples.

  • The continuous verb form does not suggest anything unpleasant.

  • It simply states fax.

  • But when used with an adverb such as always or constantly, it shows that something happens all the time and that thing is annoying.

  • Here's what I mean.

  • He is always looking at his phone.

  • I never see him reading books.

  • You are constantly asking for money.

  • Sorry, I can't help this time.

  • Notice that in both examples, the speakers put the adverb between the B verb and the I N G verb.

  • We can also use the past continuous to express annoyance about past behavior like this.

this is everyday grammar.

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Everyday Grammar: Showing Annoyance: Continuous Verbs

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/31
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