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    tom3m is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: Present simple/continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Present continuous is not very good here. "I am a student. I am working at the weekends" doesn't sound natural, it would be OK with "weekend" singular. Then it would describe a temporary situation.
    Thank you,
    I thought it was temporary perhaps because of my imagination. I imagine a student (girl) that is working as a waitress and telling someone that this is just temporary.

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    Default Re: Present simple/continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    I'm not a native speaker either; so, I guess, I'm half forgiven!
    In my humble opinion, both could be used here. My conclusion is based on what I heard when I lived in the US.
    As an AmE speaker, I agree. Both could/would be used here in the U.S. What you would typically hear/read in the U.S. is "I am a student. I work weekends." OR
    (A) Hey, why don't you join our rugby team? We play every Saturday." (B) Sorry, I can't. I am working weekends. (No preposition/no article in either statement)

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