xx1 / 1) Is The 'simple present' tense NOT used for events which occur at the moment of speaking? So when events occur at the moment of speaking, we use the present continuous? as in 'He is looking for the ticket right now'.
Is that the only Use of Present continuous tense?
That's correct, MIA6. Because the present simple carries a meaning of a routine event, an habitual event, a general truth, we don't use it for a one time event happening at the moment of speaking.
As you've correctly noted [OR "As you correctly noted"] the present continuous is used. To use,
'He looks for the ticket right now'.
would sound very unnatural.
The present continuous is also used to discuss the future. It almost always contains a future time adjunct [addition].
I'm playing golf on Wednesday. Wanna come along?
2) BTW, Are "I am drawing the picture" and "I draw the picture" the same?
No, they aren't, as I explained above [OR "... I've explained above].
2. "I will not do this, Never, Ever." We often hear people say that. Question: WHat do "never","ever" mean here? I think "never" means at no time, so how about "ever"? It means at any time?
No, 'ever' just emphasizes the 'never'.
"I will never ever ever ever go there."
3. Is there any difference between "present perfect tense" and "present perfect progressive tense"? E.g. "I have lived here for 6 years." Vs. "I have been living here for 6 years." I think they are almost the same?
In this case, the present perfect used to describe 'continuation', they are pretty much the same.
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