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    use of modal verbs and present perfect progressive

    Hello could you help me giving an explanation about using modal verbs when and how and present progressive,please? thanks a lot


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    Re: use of modal verbs and present perfect progressive

    Quote Originally Posted by sofys View Post
    Hello could you help me giving an explanation about using modal verbs when and how and present progressive,please? thanks a lot
    my students get confuse and i need a better way to make them understand the use of this..

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    Re: use of modal verbs and present perfect progressive

    Quote Originally Posted by sofys View Post
    my students get confuse and i need a better way to make them understand the use of this..
    If you were talking about someone doing something right now, at the moment of speaking, then you might say:
    Mike is playing football/reading etc.

    However, if you were not sure whether the person in question was doing a particular thing at the moment, then you could apply a modal followed by be and the continuous form of a verb:
    Mike could be playing football/reading etc.

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