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    ripley is offline Senior Member
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    Default I am being or I am

    Hi,

    I habe to chooese between Simple Present and present Progressive ...

    1) I am organising a party and so I AM very busy at the moment OR

    2) I am organising a party and so I AM BEING very busy at the moment
    Thanks Rip

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    billmcd is offline Key Member
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    Default Re: I am being or I am

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi,

    I habe to chooese between Simple Present and present Progressive ...

    1) I am organising a party and so I AM very busy at the moment OR

    2) I am organising a party and so I AM BEING very busy at the moment
    Thanks Rip
    It's not really a choice between SP & PP. Anyway, #1 is OK but you don't need "so".

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    TheParser is offline VIP Member
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    Default Re: I am being or I am

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi,

    I habe to chooese between Simple Present and present Progressive ...

    1) I am organising a party and so I AM very busy at the moment OR

    2) I am organising a party and so I AM BEING very busy at the moment
    Thanks Rip
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I most respectfully suggest:

    I am organizing a party, so I am very busy at the moment. I have

    a million things to do.

    (2) Perhaps the progressive is more appropriate in:

    Tom: You look very handsome in those yellow pants (American

    English for "trousers").

    Joe: Really?

    Tom: Of course, not. I am being sarcastic, dude!!!

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