Use of ‘still’ in present continuous tense

John is still reading the book.

The above sentence looks odd to me. The use of ‘still’ in present continuous tense is not correct I guess? Right?


It is perfectly fine to use still in a present progressive sentence:

(10 a.m.) Mom: What’s John doing? We have to leave soon.
Dad: John’s reading a book. I’ll tell him to get dressed.
(11 a.m.) Mom: We have to leave in 15 minutes. Is John ready yet?
Dad: Nope. John’s still not dressed and he’s still reading his book.

Here’s a typical scenario. The fourth sentence uses still appropriately with the simple present and with the present progressive.

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