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    I wonder if there is any difference between "1" and "2".
    1. I find English difficult.
    2. I'm finding English difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I wonder if there is any difference between "1" and "2".
    1. I find English difficult.
    2. I'm finding English difficult.
    Sentence 2 is more animated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Afit View Post
    Sentence 2 is more animated.
    I don't know what that means, Afit.

    Plase state that you are not a teacher, in accordance with the Notices above.

    This native speaker finds no difference no difference between the OP's two sentences.

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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Sep-2011 at 07:25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I don't know what that means, Afit.
    The feelings of hardship come across more intensely with the progressive. This is what my grammar books taught me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Please state that you are not a teacher, in accordance with the Notices above.
    Sorry, I will not do that: I am a teacher.
    Assumptions are the mother of all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Plase state that you are not a teacher
    Is it not supposed to be an insult on my competence and intellect? I seriously doubt anyone has ever given you licence to offend people publicly. Shame on you!

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    Default Re: find/finding

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I wonder if there is any difference between "1" and "2".
    1. I find English difficult.
    2. I'm finding English difficult.
    They can be taken to have the same meaning, but #1 could be seen as a general statement and #2 as a statement about a present, temporary situation.

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    Rover, what should you or Bhai state?

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    You have now confirmed that you are a teacher.

    Right.

    As a native speaker I don't understand your last question, but I haven't the time to care.

    Bhai will speak for himself and as a moderator might close this thread before it gets acrimonious.

    Rover

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    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I wonder if there is any difference between "1" and "2".
    1. I find English difficult.
    2. I'm finding English difficult.
    Yes, there is a difference in usage and, more subtly, meaning. It follows the usual pattern of the difference between a sentence in the simple present and one in the present continuous. You might like to review these tenses in your grammar books, then perhaps repost what you think the respective meanings and usages are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post

    As a native speaker I don't understand your last question, but I haven't the time to care.
    When it comes to putting me down PUBLICLY, without fail you have. Your haughty, condescending, patronizing manner is quite something. Who are you?

    Do you know the meaning?
    Apologise | Define Apologise at Dictionary.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    before it gets acrimonious.

    Rover
    I will not follow suit, trust me.
    Please ignore my posts in the future in exactly the same way as I will yours. Gracias.

    The End
    Last edited by Afit; 10-Sep-2011 at 18:01.

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