Using Adverbs of Frequency in Present Continuous Tense

Usually, when talking about adverbs of frequency, we put them under the topic of "Simple Present Tense". Because in this tense we consider habits and routines and adverbs of frequency are the most useful phrases that we can describe our routines frequency by. My question is if we can use the adverbs of frequency in … Read more

Same or different tenses?

Which of these sentences is correct/better? "I have been studying every spare moment I have" "I have been studying every spare moment I have had" I’ll go for the second one as the sentences would match in tense and asprct. Thank you very much. Answer Both are possible, but the second one fits better, as … Read more

the tense of “wishing it would ring” in a sentence stating a past event

In my opinion, wishing it would ring would be used when talking about the present, not the past, just as the following sentence. He wishes the phone would ring. However, I saw the below sentence in Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary He sat by the phone, wishing it would ring. I don’t get the sentence, because … Read more

Can we use simple present tense here?

Here I found the following sentence. When you use your phone while charging, the battery is charging at a slower rate than normal to allow enough power for the ongoing usage. Can I use simple present tense here? Because they are talking about what normally happens when we use phone with charging on. And simple … Read more

by the time: what tense to use

I’d like to state a general fact. What tense should I use for the main clause and for the by-the-time-clause? Generally speaking, most of them have had sex by the time they reach the eleventh grade. Generally speaking, most of them had had sex by the time they reached the eleventh grade. Generally speaking, most … Read more