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    Cool Present simple or continuous

    Hello!

    I don't know which tense is best in these cases, can you help me?

    "My husband broke his wrist in July. It's better now even though he still has re-education to do. Fortunately, he doesn't suffer /isn't suffering too much."


    "Their marriage has/ is having some problems. It's been like that for years. But I know they try/are trying to change the situation."

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    Default Re: Present simple or continuous

    1 I'd use the progressive, though the simple doesn't seem wrong. However, I am not sure what you mean by re-education- physiotherapy?
    2 As the problems have been there for a long time, the simple makes more sense to me, though again you could use the progressive, but I would only use the progressive for are trying- try doesn't work for me.

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    Default Re: Present simple or continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    1 I'd use the progressive, though the simple doesn't seem wrong. However, I am not sure what you mean by re-education- physiotherapy?
    Yes, is it correct?
    Last edited by Tdol; 07-Dec-2010 at 07:55. Reason: Making quote link work

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    Default Re: Present simple or continuous

    It spunds strange to me- re-education is often associated with people who have the wrong ideas in a restictive political system, so I would just use physiotherapy.

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