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    Default Tell lie !

    Dear Teachers,

    “ you tell lie “ and “ you’re telling lie “

    - Which sentence is grammatically right ?

    “ Thanks in advance “ and “ Thanks first “

    - Which sentence is grammatically right ?

    Thanks very much.

    Best regards.

    Tuan Nguyen Manh ( Mr).

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    Default Re: Tell lie !

    You're telling lies (or 'a lie')
    You're lying

    'You tell lie' doesn't work, becuase 'you tell' suggests a habit. You could say 'you tell lies', but this wouldn't refer to the current conversation.

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