Indians are poor communicators. We speak in long drawn sentences which affects the ‘punch’ of what we want to say. When we have to use the simple tense, we use the continuous.The ‘quality’ of our communication, therefore, suffers.
Look at these sentences.
Are you getting a message?
What I am expecting is…
The present continuous tense is to be replaced with the simple present tense.
So the sentence then becomes –
Do you get a message?
What I expect is..
The next time you are tempted to use the continuous tense, remember to KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid:-)