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5.2.2. The durative 2 (The speaker's irritation)
The next is the present tense example.

(6) My husband complains about the food.

The above means habitual of the husband saying bad things. When the progressive form is used, it means the actual act in the present.

(7) My husband is complaining about the food.

In the above, he is saying bad things now. This is the present progressive form (PrPro). See the following figure.


The red line is extended at the present and means the durative act of him. When "always" is put in it, it is as follows.

(9) My husband is always complaining about the food.

How do you feel in the above after "always" is put?
Actually, this "always" emphasizes the act, because it is put by the speaker's feeling. When it is put with PrPro which means paying attention to the act, it means putting more stress on it.
As a result, the speaker's irritation against the hearer is expressed.

See the following example too.

(10) He is always saying bad things about others.

The above is the same. If "always" is taken like "He is saying bad things about others.", it means a mere durative act.

Time sensation cut

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