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    Talking What do you usually do on Sundays?

    Is it possible to say "What are you usually doing on Sundays?"

    I feel the sentence a bit strange. I would rather use present simple.
    Can I say that? And if I can, what's the difference in the meaning of two sentences.

    "What are you usually doing on Sunday evening?" sounds OK to me because Sunday evening is a short period of time. Is that correct?

    Thank you for your help.

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    Default Re: What do you usually do on Sundays?

    Present continuous is correcrt there and it's used to express habitual, recurrent actions.

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    Default Re: What do you usually do on Sundays?

    I think the present continuous tense is not correct. Because the present continuous tense expresses something is happening at the time of speaking or arround this moment, or when we talk about a period around present.
    So the correct tense is simple present tense. Because you ask about something on every Sunday. Therefore this question is corrected that:
    "What do you usually do on Sunday ?"

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    Default Re: What do you usually do on Sundays?

    Quote Originally Posted by vhb2006 View Post
    I think the present continuous tense is not correct. Because the present continuous tense expresses something is happening at the time of speaking or arround this moment, or when we talk about a period around present.
    So the correct tense is simple present tense. Because you ask about something on every Sunday. Therefore this question is corrected that:
    "What do you usually do on Sunday ?"
    Absolutely correct. Present simple is used when talking about regular events, routines and habits. And it is common to use the plural - on Sundays. The present continuous can be used to ask a question for a specific future time - What are you doing on Sunday?

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    Question Re: What do you usually do on Sundays?

    Quote Originally Posted by DavyBCN View Post
    Absolutely correct. Present simple is used when talking about regular events, routines and habits. And it is common to use the plural - on Sundays. The present continuous can be used to ask a question for a specific future time - What are you doing on Sunday?
    Thanks for your reply.
    "on Sundays" is good correction. But when using the present continuous for future time, I think that it's "be going to do something" form. This form expresses something will happen surely in future time.

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