Hello everyone,

Would you please explain the use of the progressive in the last verb of the following sentence.

It was raining when I woke up last Saturday. It always rains when I am not working. ? why not "when I do not work"?

Thanks a lot,
You can use 'when I do not work' if you like, Hela. The progressive better suggests the durational aspect of the activity: during the time that I am not working, i.e. when I am enjoying leisure time, it always seems to rain.
Thank you for your answer, Mister Micawber. I'm glad to know that I can use both.

Best regards.