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    simple present + present continuous in the same sentence

    Hi,

    I know that a sentence can include both simple past tense and simple present tense.
    Eg,
    I was the leader, because I am good at leading.

    In a sentence, is it possible to include both "simple present" and "present continuous"?
    Eg,
    I am looking for a job, and want to earn money.

    In your opinion, is it a sign of having bad writing skill?


    Thanks

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    Re: simple present + present continuous in the same sentence

    Hello uktous

    Below, the word leading is a noun, a gerund, and not part of the present continuous:


    • I was the leader, because I am good at leading.
        • I am good at <something>.

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    Re: simple present + present continuous in the same sentence

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    Hello uktous

    Below, the word leading is a noun, a gerund, and not part of the present continuous:


    • I was the leader, because I am good at leading.

        • I am good at <something>.


    Hi,

    In a sentence, is it possible to include both "simple present" and "present continuous"?
    Eg,
    I am looking for a job, and want to earn money.

    Thanks

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    Re: simple present + present continuous in the same sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    In a sentence, is it possible to include both "simple present" and "present continuous"?
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    I am looking for a job, and want to earn money.

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    Yes, it's possible, but notice that the conjunction and makes it two sentences, not one; moreover, the ideas are connected so try because:

    • I am looking for a job because I want to earn money.

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    Re: simple present + present continuous in the same sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Yes, it's possible, but notice that the conjunction and makes it two sentences, not one; moreover, the ideas are connected so try because:

    • I am looking for a job because I want to earn money.
    Hi,

    Do you think using "and" is wrong?

    I am looking for a job, and want to earn money.



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    Re: simple present + present continuous in the same sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Do you think using "and" is wrong?

    I am looking for a job, and want to earn money.



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    No. It's fine if you want it to mean I am looking for a job, and not just any job but one that pays a lot of money.

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