Do you use the present simple correctly?

 

While having a conversation lesson this morning, two things popped up that I thought I could share with you.

1. We don’t use the Present Simple to express something that is happening now.

  • I work now. (Lavoro ora)
  • I am working now. (Present Continuous is the right tense in this case)

2. We don’t use the Present Simple to express an immediate decision or reaction.

  • Just a second! I make you a copy. (Un attimo! Ti faccio una copia)
  • Just a second! I will make you a copy. (Future WILL is the right tense in this case)

 

If you keep these two high frequency mistakes in mind, you can speak a little more accurately. Yeah!

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Lem..xo!

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