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    should be eating

    "It supports current advice that we should all be eating plenty of green veg."

    Does above sentence mean,
    "It supports current advice that we should all eat plenty of green veg."?

    Please also answer,what is the meaning of original sentence and what the difference words "should all be eating" make on the sentence?


    What type of construction is this?

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    Re: should be eating

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    "It supports current advice that we should all be eating plenty of green veg."

    Does above sentence mean,
    "It supports current advice that we should all eat plenty of green veg."?

    Please also answer,what is the meaning of original sentence and what the difference words "should all be eating" make on the sentence?


    What type of construction is this?
    It makes no difference to the meaning of the sentence. You're right that the suggestion is that we should all eat lots of green veg. The only thing that using "we should all be eating" does is makes it clear that we should be doing it now and we should be doing it regularly.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: should be eating

    Where we use "should+be+verb-ing" ?
    Is it present continuous tense?

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    Re: should be eating

    "Is it present continuous tense?"

    Yes, it is.

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    Re: should be eating

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    Where do/can we use "should+be+verb-ing" ?
    We use it when something is not happening (present continuous/progressive) and the speaker feels that there was an obligation /duty for it to happen.
    Is it present continuous tense?
    Not really. It is a modal continuous/progressive form

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    Re: should be eating

    My healthy diet isn't going well this morning. I am eating bread. I should be eating porridge.

    I am eating bread = present continuous.
    I should be eating porridge = modal continuous.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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