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    #1

    You are doing nothing but complaining about your life

    Is this sentence correct in a context where some person is irritated about the other's attitude?

    You are doing nothing but complaining about your life.
    Last edited by teechar; 16-Jan-2020 at 22:43. Reason: enlarged the font

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    #2

    Re: You are doing nothing but complaining about your life

    It's possible. You could also use the present simple in that.

    You do nothing but complain about your life.


    In future, please do not use a small font for your posts.

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    #3

    Re: You are doing nothing but complaining about your life

    It's more natural to say 'You do nothing but complain (about the weather/your life/family/job/boss/health etc).

    (Cross-posted)

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    #4

    Re: You are doing nothing but complaining about your life

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    It's possible. You could also use the present simple in that.

    You do nothing but complain about your life.
    Just to be clear, Elenichka, teechar is not saying they are both used in the same way.

    I assume you mean to use the present simple, not the present continuous.

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    #5

    Re: You are doing nothing but complaining about your life

    How frequently is the person annoyed?

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