Oh, friends, I had this interesting discussion with one teacher just now, and all I want to know is, who's right?
MP, today at 18:00 you're welcome. I work in Cambridge assessment as well, so if you need some help with your exam preparation, I'l be happy to help you
AL, today at 18:07 I won't be needing that.
MP, today at 19:23 I don't need, there's no Continuous in modal verbs 😉
AL, today at 19:25 Who says?
MP, today at 19:26 Cambridge grammar and common sense
AL, today at 19:26 I was expressing a continuous action with a seed of personal everlasting certainty.
AL, today at 19:29 Well, you might be grammatically correct about it, yet, English is not all about grammar only, like in Russian there's a certain way of expressing yourself by only breaking certain prescriptive rules. I guess you know that already. You can't but agree because even Cambridge, Oxford and any other agree with that.
MP, today at 19:30 I agree with that, but why do you deliberately choose to sound like poorly educated person?
AL, today at 20:13 Who said it sounds like a poorly educated person?
AL, today at 20:20 I am well sure you disagree with yourself on this matter although you insist that this is bad Grammar, in your opinion, it actually is not in fact. I would recommend you take a look at some advanced explanations concerning the continuous tense, verbs of opinion, preference and necessity, and the conjunction of the "BE+VERB+ING".
MP, today at 20:34 of course you are absolutely right! I've just lived in UK for 35 years and completed CELTA, TESOL and MA in language teaching. And Cambridge grammar is wrong as well [Photo] https://vk.com/photo474946374_456239079
MP, today at 20:47 this is bad grammar that's used only by teenagers who are trying to be cool and poorly educated people who don't use "s" after he/she/it in Present Simple. they just say "He work" instead of "he works" the question remains, why do you want to sound like them? There're a lot of mistakes that native speakers make, but it doesn't mean you have to copy
AL, today at 21:02 Sorry, but you're trying to compare absolutely different things. Saying "He work" is definitely bad grammar, that's basic subject-verb agreement. What I was talking about is a very different part of grammar. You mean to say that sentences like "Don't put away that screwdriver, I'll be needing it soon" or "She's thinking about him now that's why she's crying", or even "I'm wanting a beer right now" are absolutely incorrect while most people speak like that and use it in both formal and informal English. Not everything grammar tells us should be accepted entirely.