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Author: JoseBrinkhaus | Published: 09-09-2017 | Times seen: 215032 | Category: English Grammar: Beginners

 

present progressive/continiou

 

Helle,
I have a a question about an example in case of using present progressive.
The first examples are pretty clear:
1. She is reading a book.
2. She is writing a letter.
Both are matching the explication quite well.
3. She is closing the door.
I was surprised that this shall be the correct form of the sentence. Cause, close a door is not an act like reading or writing. Except we construct a situation so the act to close this f. door means a lot of different keys, a combinations of numbers, yeah, but then we could each act construct till it match what progressive requires.

Thanks in advance, Jose

 

Author: Mike | Published: 15-09-2017 | Times seen: 214991 | Category: English Grammar: Beginners

 

Re: [JoseBrinkhaus] present progressive/continiou

 

Hello!

The three sentences are correct. Everything depends on the situation. It is true that closing a door is something that does not take much time as a general rule.

Best regards,
Mike

 

Author: JoseBrinkhaus | Published: 16-09-2017 | Times seen: 214989 | Category: English Grammar: Beginners

 

Re: [Mike] present progressive/continiou

 

It is true that closing a door is something that does not take much time as a general rule.

 

yeah, thats why I would say it doesnt mact present continue. Something goes on, something continues, soemeone is sitting in his chair and is reading a book, or writting a letter.

Maybe about "closing the door" we can say each sience has its battelfields. where all the dieffrent schools around the world have diefferent answers?

 

Author: Mike | Published: 17-09-2017 | Times seen: 214952 | Category: English Grammar: Beginners

 

Re: [JoseBrinkhaus] present progressive/continiou

 

A couple of examples follow:
When lightning struck her, she was closing a door. (past continuous; unfinished action)
The door is jammed, and my father is closing it. (present continuous; unfinished action)
She locked the door and left. (simple past; finished action)

Please note that close is not the same as lock.

 

 

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