Please explain to me why we use the present continuous tense in the following sentences:
I want to lose weight, so this week I am not eating lunch.
I am getting tired.
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At first, you have to understand the correct use of Present Simple and Present Continuous.
Present Simple is used to express:
Present Continuous is used to express:
So, in the first part of the first sentence, we use Present Simple because somebody expresses that he wants to do something in general. In the second part of the sentence, we use Present Continuous because the person scheduled to do something in the near future.
While in the second sentence it's pretty straightforward because the person says that he is getting tired right now!