PASSAGE Sentences chosen for analysis are evidenced in yellow. Now, I just like books. I have a pile of nice ones by my bed and I'm reading about six simultaneously. I don't want to BE any of the characters. I don't care if a thousand people have already read them. I don't have to search through libraries. There are books everywhere and all of them have something to read in them. I have the strange feeling that they've been there all along, waiting for me to pick them up. ANALYSIS Phrase Form Use I have a pile of nice ones Simple present-Active form: Subject (personal pronoun) + have (Verb- Simple present) + a pile (Direct object-article/noun)) To talk about present real situations/to talk about routine actions. I’m reading about six simultaneously. Present continuous (progressive form): Subject (personal pronoun) + am (be, Auxiliary verb) + Present participle (main verb in ing-form) + about (Preposition) + six (Direct object) + Adverb (manner). To talk about actions happening now, or in a period considered in the present. They have been waiting for me Present perfect continuous: Subject (personal pronoun) + have been (Auxiliary verb-Present perfect) + Indirect object (preposition/personal pronoun). Silvio Pilone-23/May/2013. To talk about actions which started happening in the past without interruption and continue in the present.