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Avoid using present continuous tense

Sujata P.
15/09/2020 0 0

Avoid using present continuous tense in the following contexts:

Verbs of perception: See, hear, recognize, taste, smell etc.

 

Verbs of emotion: Love, hate, wish, desire, hope, prefer, refuse, etc.

 

Verbs of thinking: Suppose, think, believe, understand, trust, remember, forget, knowing, etc. 

 

Verbs of possession: Own, possess, contain, etc. 

 

Examples:

I hate to work from home. [Incorrect sentence]

I hate to work from home.

They are lovling each other.[Incorrect sentence]

They love each other.

She is understanding the problem well.[Incorrect sentence]

She understands the problem well.

Hindus are believing in nature worship.[Incorrect sentence]

Hindus belive in  nature worship.

My brother is wishing to become a doctor.[Incorrect sentence]

My brother wishes to become a doctor. 

I am prefering coffee to tea.

I prefer coffee to tea. 

The soup is tasting spicy.[Incorrect sentence]

The soup tastes spicy.

My uncle is owning two houses.[Incorrect sentence]

My uncle owns two houses. 

The Sun is rising in the East every day.[Incorrect sentence]

The Sun rises in the East every day.

My uncle is going the US frequently.[Incorrect sentence.]

My uncle goes to the US frequently.

 

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