why she says "This is really being weird" ? Can I just simple put this way as this "This is really weird" ? what the differences between those two sentences? Can I say "I am being interesting in American movies"? I try to use "continuous" tense here, am I right?
Aug 5, 2014 1:16 PM
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Hi there, Yes, you can just say "This is really weird" or you could say "this is getting really weird" but we wouldn't usually say "This is really being weird." It's not technically incorrect, but no one will say that under most circumstances (unless you're talking about a machine that keeps malfunctioning or something). Likewise, we wouldn't generally say "I am being interesting in American movies" because 1) you need a past participle if you're using interesting sort of like an adjective (interested) and 2) the continuous sense is sometimes implied for this type of sentence with a simple being verb and adjective. For example, you could just say "I am interested in American movies." Other examples are: "He is thrilled to receive his acceptance letter", or "She is happy to help you." Even though these actions are going on over a period of time, maybe even still going on when the speaker is describing them, the progressive sense is implied.
August 5, 2014
It depends on what you are talking about. Let's say you held something that was acting weird (like a clock that would stop and start) you would say "This is being weird" describing the clock. Another example would be "The weather is being weird". Saying "This is weird" would normally describe something weird that did not involve an action (if it looked or felt weird or a weird event occurred). The word "really" in this case is an adjective that is used in the same way as "very". So you would normally say "This is being really weird" or "This is really weird". The other question you had would make sense if you said "I am interested in American movies". It means you are currently interested in them in the present tense. Hope this helps!
August 5, 2014
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