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    Wink Sequence of tenses

    Hello,

    Is the use of the present simple in this sentence correct? :

    (I'm describing a scene) : While he's cleaning the windows, She goes to the garden.

    Should we rather use "is going" instead?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello,

    Is the use of the present simple in this sentence correct? :

    (I'm describing a scene) : While he's cleaning the windows, She goes to the garden.

    Should we rather use "is going" instead?

    Thanks
    W
    Your use of the present simple is fine. Note that "she" does not require a capital letter here, as it's not at the start of the sentence.

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    Wink Re: Sequence of tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Your use of the present simple is fine. Note that "she" does not require a capital letter here, as it's not at the start of the sentence.

    Thank you. Would it be wrong to say:

    -While he's cleaning the windows, she's going to the garden.

    -While he's cleaning the windows, she reads a book.

    -While he's cleaning the windows, she's reading a book.

    Thanks a lot
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