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    #1

    Post Progressive Tense

    Can I say, "I am watching TV every day."?

    Am I allowed to use present progressive tense for habitual actions?

    I think this is the proper way to say it: "I watch TV every day."
    Last edited by mamen; 05-Jul-2015 at 10:28.

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    #2

    Re: Present progressive tense for habitual action

    The second version is correct.

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    #3

    Re: Present progressive tense for habitual action

    Neither of your sentences is grammatically correct.

    It should be "every day" instead of "everyday".

    Not a speaker nor a native speaker.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: Present progressive tense for habitual action

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The second version is correct.
    So would that mean that we must never use the present progressive tense for habitual actions?

    Why are you wearing that every day?

    Why are you wearing that now?

    Why do you wear that every day?
    Last edited by mamen; 04-Jul-2015 at 15:26.

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    #5

    Re: Present progressive tense for habitual action

    Frankly speaking, you can hear something like "why are you wearing the same T-shirt every day?" but it means that you are annoyed by this fact that a person keeps wearing the same T-shirt every day.

    I do believe you can find much more information about the difference between the present simple and the present continuous in the internet.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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