View Poll Results: I ____ the film's good.

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    Default Present Simple or Progressive?

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    film's good=one's good
    if so, it will use "am thinking"
    film's good=something is good
    if so, it will use "think"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firelord
    film's good=one's good
    if so, it will use "am thinking"
    film's good=something is good
    if so, it will use "think"
    The progressive verb "am thinking" denotes a thinking process. In this case "think" is correct because it is an opinion. :wink:

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    Default Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    its not a continious sentense thats y we cant use "am thinking" its jus a simple present tense so "i think" is more likely

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    Default Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    Hi
    yes, simple present
    We can use this rule:
    simple past: I + mind verb
    present continuos: I am + (mind verb+ING)

    Good luck

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    Wink Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    answer:either because our emotion is differentiate with time
    now: good
    after:bad
    etc.ok?

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    Smile Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    Hi every one
    the answer is : think , beacuse when you say i think a move is good
    here you didn't said the time but when you say i'm thinking that mean
    that don't see the move yet.



    thanx

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    Smile Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    Hi!
    I voted for "I think the film's good". But I believe it is possible to use both case due "I think" is a present simple and "I am thinking" a present progressive. So "I think" it can be undestanding as an opinion, and "I am thinking" is an extended action.

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    Default Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    it should be mentioned that ''I am thinking'' in this case(to have an opinion) isn't very natural other than in some colloq cases as it serves as a stative verb which can't be used in continuous form.

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    Thumbs up Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    we don't use 2 progressive sentence in one ,

    I am thinking film is good--------- it's wrong
    I think the film is good ----------correct

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