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    Default Present Simple or Progressive?

    Which is correct?

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    I chose "Do you like....", even though I'm really liking this forum a lot!

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    Thanks, and welcome to the forum.

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    In Britain (UK) they go to the cinema, but in America we go to the movies.

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    Movie and movies are increasingly used here, too, though they used not to be. We also say the 'flicks' for cinema.

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    Flicks is used here too, but it is not, I think, used nearly as much as it used to be. (The term flick came about because of the flickering light on the screen.)

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    What is difference between

    I like this forum
    I'm liking this forum

    When I should and shouldn't use present progressive?
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    Default Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    With the verb 'like', we rarely use the progressive form.

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    Default Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    - What are you doing?
    - I am reading a book (at the moment).

    - What do you do on weekends?
    - I am playing the F.E.A.R. (though not at the moment).

    Is this right?

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    Default Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    Quote Originally Posted by vekarppe View Post
    - What are you doing?
    - I am reading a book (at the moment).

    - What do you do on weekends?
    - I am playing the F.E.A.R. (though not at the moment).

    Is this right?
    The first one is okay. The second one is not. Use the present progressive ("I am doing it now") for things that are taking place at the time you are talking about them.

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