1

In an example sentence of wlingua it said:

Worker: Can I help you? You look like you are having trouble with your basket. Woman: Actually I am struggling because it seems like the basket is too small for all the shopping.

Worker: No problem. Let me get you a bigger cart.

Woman: Thank you, that's very kind I am always coming into this store and buying more than I expected.

Why is the present simple form used here (coming) instead of the present simple (come)? I would consider going to the shop a regular act just like I would talk about my favourite shopping mall: "I always come from The Star when it's already dark outside.

  • 1
    "... buying more than I expected..." – Tᴚoɯɐuo Nov 25 '16 at 16:10
1

/I am always coming into this store/ uses the progressive to emphasize the action of coming and buying.

Simple present is less intense in terms of the action of come and buy. Also, the expression: I'm always verb + ing is a quasi-idiom to describe something that is considered negative.

Another example: He's always coming into the house and muddying the floor with his dirty shoes.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.