It is not the thousand beers you had

there is something in your eye

which usually you are trying to hide

blaming the girls dancing around

why is "usually" following by gerund? it is a bit opposite continuous and usually . In this case, does it mean that in fact the person can't manage to hide what he woud like to and this state is an habit :that is why usually is used.

  • Where does that sentence come from? – Lambie Apr 25 '18 at 13:48

It's not followed by a gerund, which would be a noun, it's followed by the present participle of the present continuous: you are trying.

It's appropriate because usually means "normally" or "at most times", and at most times (that we are talking about) you are in the middle of the action of trying to hide etc. The author could have used the simple present, "usually you try to hide",

  • yes of course it is present continuous why did I write gerund – user5577 Apr 25 '18 at 11:39

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