- I work.
- I am working.
- I have been working.
- I have worked.
Do you know the difference?
|The effect of aspect on meaning on English verbs|
- I work. The Simple Aspect emphasizes that an activity is normal and routine.
- I am working. The Progressive Aspect emphasizes that an activity is temporary and in-progress.
- I have been working. The Perfect Progressive Aspect emphasizes that the activity was recently finished or interrupted.
- I have worked. The Perfect Aspect can express a past event to emphasize its present consequences.
Here are some examples of common aspect errors that the VirtualWritingTutor can catch.
- My brother is usually playing video game.
- I live here since I am born.
- I am working here for 4 years.
- After the party, while I was sleeping I've been dreaming about something wrong.