Hi teachers and friends
I don’t know when I keep are or aren’t in a sentence and when I keep do or don’t in sentence.
e.g. 1/ I don’t smell anything
2/ I am not smell anything or he aren't semll anything
Which a sentence is correct?
May anyone explain to me when use them? Is there a rule?
Thank you so much in advance
Last edited by HangmaN; 22-Sep-2007 at 06:51.
Thank you very much Harry
That does help
first you cant say im not smelling anything since the verb"to smell" is non-progressive.
verb" to do" shows an action . verb "to be" shows a state.
The food smells good - Non-Continuous Verb
The food has a good smell.
I am smelling the flowers. - Present Continuous tense [smell - normal verb]
I am sniffing the flowers to see what their smell is like.