Always + Present Continuous

She's always complaining about the weather! always + doing something

Adverbs of frequency usually indicate sentences with the present simple:

  • I often see my friends at the weekend.
  • I never go to the cinema.
  • I always do my homework.
However, "always" can be used with the present continuous when something happens more often than you think it should:

  • She's always complaining about the weather.
  • He's always telling me what to do.

It usually means you are not happy about the situation but not always:

  • Rachael's always buying little gifts for people.
  • They're always coming up with new ideas.

You can use other words which mean the same as always:

  • continually
  • forever
  • endlessly

Can you think of any sentences with always + doing something?

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