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    Present continuous uses

    would you please advise me if my definition of this particular use of the present continuous is correct? :
    'we use present continuous to talk about:
    temporary actions that are unusual from what we usually do most of the time.
    examples:
    I am eating very little this week. (I usually eat a lot but this week I am not eating much-i am on a diet).
    he is playing a lot of tennis these days.(he does not usually play tennis much but these days he is playing a lot).
    the company is losing money this year.(the company usually works for profit but this year they are losing money).
    you are working until late this month.(you usually work until 5 pm but this month you are working until 10 pm).
    do you think there could be suggested a better explanation?
    Thank you!

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    Re: Present continuous uses

    I'd rephrase 'unusual from'; how about 'different from'?


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    Re: Present continuous uses

    that's great! thank you. Otherwise you think it is fine?

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    Re: Present continuous uses

    - except "the company usually makes a profit". A company can work for profit [that's their intention but still not make one.

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