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    regarding verb

    A sees B standing at the bus stop.

    A: Hello, B which bus are you waiting for?
    B: Hi, A. I am waiting for bus number 425.
    A: you usually go by car, dont you?
    B: Yes, but the car belongs to my mother. She sometimes needs it. She is using it today to take Varun to the doctor.

    What would be the correct form of the verb use in the context given above?

    One more question. ( Are the forms of the verb I have used below are correct?)

    A: I think I will take this bus. If I wait for any other, I may be late. If I am late today, my boss will surely be angry with me.

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    Re: regarding verb

    I'd change 'go by car', which is perfectly fine, to 'drive':

    A: you usually go by car/drive, don't you?

    The verb 'is using' is fine here:

    B: Yes, but the car belongs to my mother. She sometimes needs it. She is using it today to take Varun to the doctor.

    There are no errors here:

    A: I think I will take this bus. If I wait for any other, I may be late. If I am late today, my boss will surely be angry with me.

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    Re: regarding verb

    Thanks for the reply , Soup. I have confusion how to use verbs in the context where past simple,continous and perfect all are coming. Like
    the one below.
    They CHOSE cream paint for the woodwork and peach for the walls. When Akbar LOOKING in to see how they WERE GETTING ON, Yasmin WAS MIXING the paint and Rehman WAS WASHING down the walls. They WERE glad to see Akbar and ASKED if he WAS DOING anything special that day. He quickly REPLIED that he WOULD GO to the market and WENT AWAY at once because he KNEW that they WERE LOOKING for someone to help them.

    Do you see any mistake here?

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    Re: regarding verb

    Hi Roselin,

    The verb 'looking' is incorrect. Change it to 'looked':


    They CHOSE cream paint for the woodwork and peach for the walls. When Akbar LOOKING looked in to see how they WERE GETTING ON, Yasmin WAS MIXING the paint and Rehman WAS WASHING down the walls. They WERE glad to see Akbar and ASKED if he WAS DOING anything special that day. He quickly REPLIED that he WOULD GO to the market and WENT AWAY at once because he KNEW that they WERE LOOKING for someone to help them.

    As for 'he would go', it's fine, but 'he would need to (take time off) to go to the market' OR 'he had to go' sounds more natural to me.

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    Re: regarding verb

    Once again, thanks a lot soup for the suggestions.

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