Question about a pen?
Is it correct to say, let's say, in the situatiom when I need to write something and I take a pen and say "Oh this pen is writing!", but I thought it didn't write.
So, is it ok to use "writing" about a pen in the meaning of "working"?
Thanks!Thank you very much for all you answers!
In Ukrainian as well as in Russian it's vice versa. When you say "this pen works - эта ручка работает" it sounds less natural, but if you say "this pen writes - эта ручка пишет" it sounds perfect.
So, in English if I say either "This pen works" or "This pen is working" I will be perfectly understood.
Speaking about the context in which it was said. I was at my friends house and I needed a pen. There was one lying on the table and I took it from the table and started writing. My friend was astonished when he saw that the pen was working and exclaimed, "Is it working!?" He told me that he tried several times and it didn't work and now it's working. Maybe the ink was a little bit dry or something.
I guess Present Continuous would be perfect in this situation :)