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Hi guys, really I am suffering when I focus on grammar. So, I need your help .
The story has begun when I received a message from my IPhone
" The device may be not working properly"
My first question: is it present continues ( Be+verb ING) and if so, why the verb changes to adjective likes the previous example or noun e.g. I am sitting ?.
The second question: properly is an adverb so how does the adverb become after noun or adjectives ?
I really really appreciate your help
The present continuous is formed from the present tense of the verb BE and the -ing-form of the verb: My device is not working properly.
In your sentence we have the continuous form of a modal construction; the BE + ing is infinitive.
As engee30 suggests, the word order is normally, (1) "The device may not be working properly".
However, you may well hear, (2) "The device may be not working properly".
in #2 the apeaker is perhaps thinking of 'not working properly' as being roughly synonymous with 'out of order', 'flawed', etc.
I don't now how i can thank you guys for your help. I am working to fix bugs in my grammar.
Have good one
"The story has begun (began)(begins) when I received a message from my IPhone"
and 2006 corrected my sentence. If I change when to since I guess the present perfect will work properly?
Here i tried to write tag question but I could not. so help me please in that