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    Using adverbs of frequency in present continuous

    Hello,

    Sometimes I try to come up with some random English sentences. A few a which are mixtures between Present Tense and Present Continuous Tense. For me, it is uncertain whether uses of adverbs of frequency in Present Continuous Tense are allowed or not. Here are some examples :

    1- My mother usually goes to market, but this week she is sometimes going to supermarket.
    2- She is being always annoying. Recently, she has been asking me too much questions.
    3- I usually drink coffee, but this week, I am drinking coffee milk. I'm also often drinking tea in this week too.

    Are these examples allowable in English? Am I doing things right?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by megafunc; 09-Mar-2016 at 09:03.

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    Re: Using adverbs of frequency in present continuous

    I'm afraid not. They are all unnatural.

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    Re: Using adverbs of frequency in present continuous

    Sometimes the problem is not the verb:

    I usually drink black coffee, but this week I am drinking coffee with milk.

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    Re: Using adverbs of frequency in present continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by megafunc View Post

    For me, it is uncertain whether the use of adverbs of frequency in the present continuous tense is allowed or not.
    megafunk, as noted in the previous posts, your examples do not sound natural, due to grammatical and semantic reasons.

    Sometimes, you might want to express irritation or annoyance by using an adverb of frequency (always) and the present continuous tense:

    My car is always breaking down.
    John is always talking in class.
    Last edited by kilroy65; 10-Mar-2016 at 19:48.

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    Re: Using adverbs of frequency in present continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by megafunc View Post
    random English sentences, a few of which are
    You also don't need to capitalize the names of tenses.

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