- For Teachers
Suppose that I have a sentence like this.
Uncle Tom smokes cigars in the kitchen.
I want to change this sentence so that it shows annoyance.
Uncle Tom WILL smoke cigars in the kitchen
Uncle Tom is always smoking cigars in the kitchen.
Is there a difference between the two ways?
Present continuous can be used to express a habit which happens often, there is often an element of criticism with this structure.
Example. Pedro always asks questions about the lesson( this is a fact)
Pedro is always asking questions about the lesson.( This annoys the teacher.)
Will and would express typical behaviour They describe both pleasant and unpleasant habits.
Will and Would when decontracted and stressed, express an annoying habit.
He WILL come in to the house with his muddy boots on.
She WOULD make us wash in ice-cold water.
New headway English course, Student's book.
Oxford university Press.