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

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  • stay

    487 35.94%
  • am staying

    772 56.97%
  • Either

    96 7.08%
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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    'I stay with my sister until she finishes work' is a statement and therefore is acceptable but would normally be used as 'I'll be staying ....' or 'I'm staying .....'


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    Default Re: Present Simple or Progressive?

    Both are possible.

    "Usually, I always stay with my sister until she finishes work."
    "Right now, I'm staying with my sister until she finishes work."


    The main sentence just can't describe the scene completely, that means you can't say "stay" is right or "am staying" is right.
    Both can be possible, depending on the whole context.

    P.S: Just my opinion!

    Cheers!

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