Unit3 Present continuous and present simple 1


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  • population: 人口
  • repeatedly: たびたび くりかえして
  • 100 degrees Celsius: 摂氏100度
  • 200,000: two hundred thousand
  • lazy: だらだらする
  • complain: 文句をいう
  • argue 反対する 口論する
  • occasionally たまに sometimes
  • earn 稼ぐ
  • useless 役に立たない
  • typical 典型的な よくある
  • improve よくなる 改善する

I am doing
I am doing: This means I am doing now, at the time of speaking. The action is not finished.
I’m in the middle of doing. I’ve started doing it and I haven’t finished yet.
If I talk “I’m reading a good book…”. But I’m not reading book now. This mean that I has started it, but has not finished it yet.
The action is not complete.
We use the continuous for temporary.

I do
When I am engineer, and I am asleep. You say “Dai creates an application.”.
Dai is not creating now. (Dai is asleep.)
But Dai creates an application.

We use the simple for things in general or things that happen repeatedly.
We use the presents simple to say how often we do things.
We use the simple for permanent situations.

I always do and I’m always doing

  • I always do (something) = I do it every time.
  • I’m always doing  = I do very often or too mach.