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    Will17 is offline Senior Member
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    Cool you only tell/are telling

    Hello!

    I'm presenting something using slides that projected on the wall.

    After 1 hour, someone from the audience tells me there is mistake.

    (Joking) I say : "and you only tell me now!"" Would it be better to use the present continuous?

    Thank you
    Will

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    Default Re: you only tell/are telling

    Yes.

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    Will17 is offline Senior Member
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    Cool Re: you only tell/are telling

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes.
    Thank you. So, "and you're only telling me now!" would be better. But is the present simple really wrong or just sounds clumsy in this case?

    Cheers
    Will

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    Default Re: you only tell/are telling

    More colloquially, we'd say 'Now you tell me!'

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