Lately all you are doing is whining

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My friend is very depressed lately. She’s always morning about how things are going badly in her life.

Could I say:
“Lately all you are doing is whining (to whine) about things that are going wrong in your life.”
  • Edinburgher

    Senior Member
    German/English bilingual
    {You mean "moaning", not "morning"}

    Yes, you could say that, but "lately" really refers to the past (including immediate past), not the present, so I would change it to present perfect: "Lately all you've been doing is...".
    You can use either "whining" or "whine", but not "to whine".
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