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Hi

We use present simple with adverbials such as often always frequently etc.

She always helps the poor.
She always carries a book when she travels.
We always drive carefully.

I remember learning of the use of present progressive with always for actions that we do not like.

She is always interfering in my work.
This vehicle is always giving me trouble.
They are always calling us on weekends when we want to rest.

My question: Do we use present progressive even for actions that we like; that is,can we say "She is always helping the poor"?
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my opinion, it is usually "always" used to present simple. it can be used also in the present progressive but only for negative questions only.
my opinion, it is usually "always" used to present simple. it can be used also in the present progressive but only for negative questions only.
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Yes. We use present progressive even for actions can not Say always. Because without habit. And if you wont habit sentence you must use present simple
By Randy Really? Why can we use present progressive for action that we like?

Because it is correct grammar.

Hotip Handani and present progressive can not be used for something we do not like.

That is the opposite of the other people's claims. several teachers and native speakers have replied in this thread that the present progressive is used for both actions that are agreeable as well as actions that are not. We have given several examples.

Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.

A) I am always losing my keys.

B) I always lose my keys.


A) I am always trying to learn new things.

B) I always try to learn new things.


B often states a fact.

A often states a habit.


At least that's the sense I make of it.