Mr Beer
Can I write such sentence? "For half a year I've been going to go jogging tomorrow morning. " (The sense of the sentence: I want to jog, but I'm very lazy)
Feb 20, 2017 8:50 PM
Answers · 4
It doesn't read well as it is written.Half a year is ok, but it would usually be referred to as '6 months' in English. Here are a few ways to articulate what you want to say: For the last 6 months I've been planning to start jogging. Every day for the past 6 months I've said I'll start jogging tomorrow. For the last 6 months I've said I'll start jogging tomorrow, but tomorrow never comes.
February 20, 2017
Hi Petr, You mentioned that you have not started although you have the intention to do so. In this case, your use of present perfect continuous tense is not appropriate (I've been going). Present perfect continuous tense is used for an action that started in the past and is still ongoing. Since your intention to start jogging started half a year ago and you still intend to do so, you can write: For the past six months, I've been planning to start jogging the next day. In this way, it is your intention to start that is ongoing, but the action never started. Hope this helps. Cheers, Lance
February 20, 2017
Sounds fine to me, but it is a more casual way of phrasing it.
February 20, 2017
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