May I say: I am finding a job.?
I wonder if the word "find"can be used in present continuous.
Thanks a lot!
Thanks for naomimalan's reply!
One more question,
I knew that some verbs can't be used in the continuous tense.They include verbs like like ,dislike, have,perception, know and thinking etc.
Could you give more andI wonder why I can't say I am finding a job but to say I am looking for a job grammaticlly.
Could you rephrase it for me?
Thanks a lot!
Last edited by WUKEN; 22-Oct-2008 at 02:51.
I'm trying to find a job.
I wonder why I can't say I am finding a job but to say I am looking for a job grammaticlly.
Visualize it. You are looking for something in your house that you have mislaid. You may look for minutes, or days, depending how determined you are to find it.
BUT - lift up a cushion and see the object, and in that instant, that very split second your eyes see it, it is found.
Compare: Present Continous refers to an ongoing action over a period of time.
So - I'm trying to find the remote control.
Thanks for David's clarification.
Last edited by WUKEN; 22-Oct-2008 at 05:54.
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