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'I am promising' vs. 'I promise'



 
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'I am promising' vs. 'I promise' #1 (permalink) Thu Feb 23, 2006 14:36 pm   'I am promising' vs. 'I promise'
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #119 "English Tenses", question 2

Sarah: I ......... I won't make a sound.

(a) promise
(b) am promising
(c) did promise
(d) promised

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #119 "English Tenses", answer 2

Sarah: I promise I won't make a sound.

Correct answer: (a) promise
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'I am promising' vs. 'I promise'. Why?

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Promise #2 (permalink) Thu Feb 23, 2006 15:41 pm   Promise
 

Hi Gregor,

Promise in this sentence suggests a continuous state and it is not usually in the continuous verb form.

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