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    is always speaking/interrupting//always speaks/interrupts---verb tense

    I really can’t stand my roommate any more. She “is always speaking” very loudly on the phone and “interrupting” me when I talk to my friend on the phone.
    -In the two "", Can I change the original tense to "always speaks/interrupts"?


    I really can’t stand my roommate any more. She “always speaks” very loudly on the phone and “interrupts” me when I talk to my friend on the phone.

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    Re: is always speaking/interrupting//always speaks/interrupts---verb tense

    Yes, you can, but we often use the present progressive form with always to show that something habitual is irritating.

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