She is always getting in trouble.
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Using the Present Progressive with Always

Definition:

When explaining everyday or continuous actions, the word “always” is used. When using “always” the sentences are referring to present time and usually simple present is used. (Example 1)

English speakers may use "always" with the present progressive to complain, to show annoyance, or anger towards something or someone. (Example 2)

Furthermore, “forever” and “constantly” are also used with present progressive to show annoyance or anger towards something or someone. (Example 3)

Example:

1. I always go to the library everyday after school.


2. My son is always getting in trouble.



3. He is always/constantly getting in trouble.


*Statement of fact vs. opinion:

1. Statement of fact: My son always gets trouble.

2. Opinion: My son is always getting in trouble.



Exercise
Pretend your friend Michael has just bought a dog. Michael is stating problems that are wrong with his dog. With each sentence re-confirm Michael’s complaints in your own words, using the present progressive with “always.” Practice the sentences aloud before you click for the answer. English Logic will put a checkmark ) next to your correct answers.


Example:

She barks loudly. (always) → She’s always barking loudly.

1.
She breaks my things. (constantly) →
2.
She makes me angry. (forever) →.
3.
She steals food. (constantly) →
4.
She steals food. (constantly) →
5.
She chews on my shoes. (constantly) →
6.
She eats everything. (always) →
7.
She fights with other dogs. (always) →
8.
She runs away. (forever) →
9.
She bites people. (constantly) →
10.
She scratches the furniture. (forever) →


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