English expression

posted by .

1. My father is wearing a white shirt.
2. My father is putting on a white shirt.
3. My father wears a white shirt.

#1 is in the present continuous tense, but actually he is not putting on the white shirt. Right? How can I explain #1 compared with #2? #1 seemes to be different from #3 as well.

  • English expression -

    Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. #1 "is wearing" means he has already put it on some time in the past. #2 "is putting on" means at that precise moment, it is what he is doing. #3 "wears" could be exactly the same as "is wearing" or "does wear." #1 and #3 can be synonymous.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. English

    Can you let me know if the sentences below are grammatically correct?
  2. English

    Thank you very much for your last corrections. Here are some sentences on clothes' description I'm not sure of. Can you tell me the best way to describe a picture?
  3. English

    I wrote 5 sentences for you to check. Thank you. 1) In their backpacks they have packed extra clothes, food and water for the two-day competition. I can see the finishing line in the background (on the top left-hand side?
  4. English

    1. They wear pink and white stripe uniforms. 2. They wear pink and white striped uniforms. (Which one is OK?
  5. English

    I forgot to include the following sentences on fashion. I hope you can look at them, too. Thank you. 1) How do you call a half-button up T-shirt with a collar?
  6. English

    Could you please check if everything is ok?
  7. English

    Could you please check these few sentences?
  8. English

    I left out the following sentences. Could you please check them?
  9. Math

    If Sarah selects a shirt, without looking, from the ones below, what is the probability she will pick a gray shirt or white shirt?
  10. math

    1/4 of the T-shirts are pink, 1/2 T-shirt are white what remainder of the T-shirt is purple

More Similar Questions