Friday, 7 October 2011

Present Continuous Tense Exceptions

Present tense is used to describe the action which is happening at the particular moment of time.
The syntax of forming present tense is 'form of verb be+ verb +ing'
Example
I am watching T.V( am + watch+ing).
He is reading(is+read+ing)

But there are certain verbs which are not used in continuous tense but they are used as simple present tense.
CASE -1 SENSES
see- We are seeing see him dancing.
hear - He are hearing hears our voice
smell-It is smelling smells like a rotten egg
taste- It is tasting tastes very nice.
touch-The two rooms are touching touch each other.
feel- I am feeling feel hungry .

CASE-2 FEELINGS
wish
hate
love
like
dislike
doubt
imagine
believe
know
prefer
realize
remember
understand
suppose
regret
CASE-3 Possession
have
belong
CASE -4 State
be
cost
depend
consist
contain
deserve
include
fit
suit
CASE -5 Communication
agree
disagree
deny
promise
mean
surprise
satisfy
impress

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