I don’t know what it is, since this morning Mrs. Sari Lestari enlighten me about this verb. So, today is much better than yesterday, because I got many lessons about speaking, grammar and reading, especially in grammar.
Grammar started from Simple Present and Present Continues, which are elementary students already know about it better than me. I’m still confusing about both of them, especially at the sentences that haven’t any time indicator like ‘today’, ‘right now’ and the other words that showing present time.
I often make mistakes because it is not logical pattern, which is sometimes right and sometimes it might be wrong. Err…
Okay, back to the Non-progressive Verb, this is a bunch of words that can not transform into V-ing naturally like the other verbs. The examples are need, love, like, want, see*, feel*, okey may be you don’t really agree with me because some of the words can transform into V-ing naturally like ‘seeing’ and ‘feeling’. Yap that’s true, but when the word already in the V-ing form, it has a different meaning.
For example: Mamas and I are seeing each other for 3 years, before decided to get married.
It is not true that Mamas constantly see me for 3 years, without see other object like soccer match on TV or see the lecturers in front of the class. Because the sentence above means Mamas and I are observing each personality to decide if we can continue this relationship into a wedding ceremony or not.
The other example: I am not feeling well, when we separated a hundred miles away.
It is wrong that I continually think unwell since the time we separated a hundred miles away, because it just express the condition of my heart with a ‘feeling’ word.
Wait, what about McDonald’s jargon? I ever heard this from Ms.Qisthy when she still pregnant and do double date with us. She said that ‘I’m loving it!‘ that written in McDonald products is totally wrong in grammar. I don’t understand what she said at that moment, but now I’m pretty sure the meaning of her explanation that day. Yes, ‘love’ is one of the most loyal member in non-progressive verb group, so you are not permitted to transform ‘love’ into ‘loving’. Except, for the art consideration like writing a lyrics ‘loving you’, make a jargon ‘i’m loving it’, but definitely not to IELTS/TOEFL test takers :))
Okey, it little bit confusing right? If I could write the code or draw the non-progressive verb usage flowchart, I’m sure that so many nested branch or decision. Anyway, I am not an english teacher and I never wish for it. I am still a new learner, and this is just one part of my grammar lesson.
NB: I found some useful link to learn english structure, may be you can learn and test your grammar skill on it http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-40372.php