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    simple present vs present continuous

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    can we use present continuous instead of simple present?
    for instance, is it true to say that "my parents are living in a small flat" instead of "my parents live a a small flat"?

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    Re: simple present vs present continuous

    If you use the present continuous, you are suggesting that their residence may not be permanent.

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    Re: simple present vs present continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    If you use the present continuous, you are suggesting that their residence may not be permanent.
    for instance if they want to live there for one month or one year then go to other place. therefore, can we deduce that their stay is permanent ot temporary?

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