He is always doing silly things

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/inter-92 “Tenses (3)”, question 7

He silly things like this. Take no notice now.

(a) always did
(b) will always do
© had always done
(d) is always doing

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/inter-92 “Tenses (3)”, answer 7

He is always doing silly things like this. Take no notice now.

Correct answer: (d) is always doing

Your answer was: [color=red]incorrect
He always did silly things like this. Take no notice now.
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Why should I choose “d”?

Caoya

You must use a present idea because of the word now in the following sentence. The correct use of always+ present continuous conveys the idea of a repeated action that very often annoys or irritates others. Take this sentence: I wish that dog would stop barking - the wretched thing is always barking.