Poll: I ____ with my sister until the work's finished.

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    #11

    Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    "I stay with my sister until the work's finished" could describe a regular event. "I am staying with my sister until the work's finished" describes somebody's intentions.

    :)
    Same here...:)


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    Arrow Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    how can ı make my students well understand this


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    Wink Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    Saying "...............untill the work's finished means that the action "stay" is temporary so we use the present progressive tense.


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    #14

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    For what it is worth, I agree with you.


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    #15

    Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    I think it expressing a complaint : " i am staying with my sister until the work's finished "
    you will finish your work( or your sis will finish her work ) and now you have to stay with my sister ...making complaint ( may be)
    it corect : " I am always staying wiht my sister until the work's finished

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    #16

    Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    I`m staying..until the work`s finished - planned action


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    #17

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    i am staying with my sister till her work is finished so u con go home see u in the morning


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    #18

    Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    i voted for am staying..

    i think if u wanna use stay it's better this way (is wat i think)

    " i'll stay with my sister until the work's finished "

    ok, "until" indicates that the work ain't finish yet so the use of will is truly appropriate..

    " i stayed with my sister till the work's finished "

    i changed until to till and stay to stayed to show it's a past event...


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    #19

    Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    I am staying with my sister until ...


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    Wink Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    the narrator shows she,he is determined by using the progressive tense.

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