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verb tenses and phrasal verb

Luca Nicola


How are you today?
Hope all is fine in your own flat/house

The, just a question. As the verb is correct, where is the mistake?
I thought the present continuous tense was right. Obviously not.
No, she's wound down now.
Which is the reason? maybe is because wind is a stative verb or because the action is already finished. I mean she is relaxed now.

Mistakes (1)

  • Is she still tense? No, she's winding down now.

Thanks for sharing,
Best regard


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Hello Luca,

You've worked it out yourself. Because she's no longer tense, we should us the Present Perfect tense: She has (She's) wound down now.

I know the 'now' at the end is a bit tricky as it usually signals the Present Continuous tense, but the context here overrides the  word.

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