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  1. Anonymous
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    simple but confused

    Hi all,

    I've got some simple questions, which confused me, though. Well, here are they:

    Which are correct, when it's happening at the time of speaking?

    #1. Someone is ringing the bell.Or Someone rings the bell.
    A: Did you hear someone ringing the bellor do you hear someone ringing the bell?
    B: Sure, I heard or I hear.
    A:Will you go to open the door or do you go to open the door?
    B: I'll go or I go.

    #2. We'll go now or we go now.

    Someone is telling you to do something which is difficult for you,
    then you'll say or you say; I'll try or I try.

    Thank you very much for helping me.

    P:S ( Can I also say : Thank you very much for your helping me )

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    Re: simple but confused

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Hi all,

    I've got some simple questions, which confuse me, though. Well, here they are:

    Which one iscorrect when it's happening at the time of speaking?
    Hello,

    I put a happy face :D beside the sentence that are OK, and I put a sad face :( beside the sentences that are not OK.

    1. Someone is ringing the bell. :D
    2. Someone rings the bell. :(
    3. Did you hear someone ringing the bell? :(
    4. Do you hear someone ringing the bell? :D
    5. Sure, I heard. :(
    6. Sure, I hear it. :D
    7. Will you go to open the door? :( Will you go and open the door?
    8. Do you go to open the door? :( Would you go and open the door?

    The difference between Will you go and Would you go has to do with the speaker's feelings: Will you is a kind of a command, and Would you is a polite request.

    9. I'll go. :D Also, "I am going."
    10. I go. :(
    11. We'll go now. :( We'll be going now. / We are going now.
    12. We go now. :(

    13. I'll try. :D
    14. I try. :(

    All the best,

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