Here are some pieces from my previous posts:
- A sentence from The Magician's Nephew.
Down and down they rushed, first through darkness and then through a mass of vague and whirling shapes which might have been almost anything.
Q: Why is might have used here?
- A sentence from a video game.
She assured the Courier that she will fill the Doomstones series with the lusty and colorful characters we've come to know and love.
Q: Why is the Present Perfect used here?
I've seen that people use the Present Continuous in such cases; however, I can't understand how using a word or a construction by a sentence can be in progress. A sentence and the words in it seem to me something that is permanent.
Is the Present Simple correct to use in such cases, and what's the difference between the Present Simple and Continuous in them?