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    Default What am I seeing?

    At first, he thought it might be an optical illusion, a mere trick of light rays, but the more he looked at it, the surer he became that there was a second moon with solid outlines up there. His mind went blank as he stared in its direction, open-mouthed. What am I seeing?
    (H. Murakami; 1Q84)

    Do you often use 'see' in the present continuous in this meaning?

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    Default Re: What am I seeing?

    I would.

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    Default Re: What am I seeing?

    What am I seeing?
    Where am I going?
    What am I doing?
    What was I thinking?
    These are all frequently used present continuous expressions.
    They may start within one's mind, but could be expressed either silently or out loud.

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    Default Re: What am I seeing?

    Where am I going?
    What am I doing?
    What was I thinking?
    I used to think that the verb 'see' and 'think' etc. were slightly different in this regard.
    Is it possible then "Who am I loving?"

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    Default Re: What am I seeing?

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    I used to think that the verb 'see' and 'think' etc. were slightly different in this regard.
    Is it possible then "Who am I loving?"

    Thanks.
    That sounds wrong to me.

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    Default Re: What am I seeing?

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    I used to think that the verb 'see' and 'think' etc. were slightly different in this regard.
    Is it possible then "Who am I loving?"

    Juuuuuuuuuuuuuuust about.

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