I am a student learning English. I learned in a class that either present or past progressive can be used to express a negative reaction to a situation. The explanations on the lecture note the professor gave are written as follows:
The present progressive is often used with always to express a negative reaction to a situation.
He's always calling me "Sweetie." I hate that name.
The past progressive with always can also be used to criticize actions we feel are annoying, or which we wish to exaggerate.
At school, he was always getting into trouble.
I am confused because the explanation about past progressive shows that we use past progressive to criticize actions we feel (present) are annoying.
Does the past progressive with always reflect the same tense with the present progressive with always?