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What  is  meant  by  shall  and  will?
When do I  use  shall  and  will?
what  is  meant  by  longer  action  in  present cotinous tense?
How  do  we  able  tole know  if  the  sentence  is  simple  present  tense   or  simple  present  continous tense?

Asked by deepa 25th August 2016, 10:36 PM
Answered by Expert

Q1. What  is  meant  by  shall  and  will? 

‘Shall’ and ‘Will’ are modal auxiliaries or helping verbs. Helping verbs give additional information about the main verbs in a sentence. 

Amit asked Jatin, “Shall I get your jacket?”

In the above sentence, Amit is offering help to Jatin. 

I shall keep my promise.

In the above sentence, it is certain that I will stay true to what I have promised to do.

Let’s go for a movie, shall we?

In the above sentence, I am suggesting that we can go for a movie.  

Q2. What  is  meant  by  longer  action  in  present continuous tense?

He studies. (Simple Present)

He is studying. (Present Continuous)

He is studying to become a doctor. (Present Continuous showing longer action)

Q3. How  do  we  able  tole know  if  the  sentence  is  simple  present  tense   or  simple  present continuous tense?

The Simple Present Tense uses [VERB] + s/es in third person form 

He studies.

The Present Continuous Tense uses [am/is/are] + present participle form.

He is studying.

Hope the explanation is useful. 

Answered by Expert 26th August 2016, 11:58 AM
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