🔴 “I’m great at multitasking. I can waste time, be unproductive, and procrastinate all at once.”
🔺be great AT = byc w czymś świetnym (nie “in”, tylko “at”)
🔺waste time = marnować czas
🔺procrastinate = odkładać zrobienie ważnych rzeczy na później
🔺at once = naraz
I came across ( = przypadkiem znalazłam) this joke a few days ago. It made me laugh, but I also thought: is there really anything so inherently evil ( = fundamentalnie złe) in procrastinating? Maybe the urge ( = pragnienie) to procrastinate is really just our body’s way of letting us know that it needs to relax?
Short grammar note: the first sentence says “I came across this joke a few days ago”. “Came” is in Past Simple, and not in Present Perfect (I’ve come). Why?
Because when you say exactly WHEN it happened, you use Past Simple. So with “yesterday”, “last week”, “two years ago” it will always be “I did”, “he went”, “we bought”. Simple? Simple! Like Past Simple.
Recently, I’ve been finding it harder and harder to resist procrastinating. And again a grammar note: “I’ve been finding”, and not “I found”, because of “recently”. “Recently” and “lately” both mean “ostatnio”, and they always take Present Perfect. So:
🔺I’ve seen a good film recently.
🔺Have you read a good book recently?
🔺You’ve been really rude to me lately.
OK, so you’ve probably noticed that I didn’t write “I’ve found”, but “I’ve been finding”. When you add “-ing” to anything, you add intensity. It’s like you’re more IN that thing – emotionally and mentally. So when I say “I’ve been finding’ instead of “I’ve found”, I want you to feel the intensity of that finding.
Right. I think I’ve managed to make it even more confusing, rather than a bit clearer? People have been trying to make grammar rules, but there are no rules. It’s all about what you feel, and what you want others to feel. You can’t make grammar mistakes. But you can say something different from what you wanted to say.
And by the way, did you notice that I wrote “people have been trying to make grammar rules”, and not “people have tried”? Because I wanted you to feel the intensity. They’ve been trying really hard. They’re trying all the time. It’s exhausting. It’s hard work. So if you’re exhausted by all this grammar, good! This is the effect that Present Perfect Continuous should have on you!
Anyway, back to procrastinating. Lots of people procrastinate when it comes to learning English. They say:
🔺Now is not a good time.
🔺It makes no sense to start in the summer.
🔺I’m going on holiday in August, so I can’t learn English in June.
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