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    Hello ,

    Can you tell me the difference between these 2 following sentences:

    -When I write on the board I don't see my mistakes

    -When I'm writing on the board I don't see my mistakes


    Thanks

    Mo

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    Default Re: I'm writing/i write

    -When I write on the board I don't see my mistakes= whenewer/any time you write on the board...

    -When I'm writing on the board I don't see my mistakes= you are in the process of writting on the board and you don't see any mistakes

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    Default Re: I'm writing/i write

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello ,

    1. When I write on the board I don't see my mistakes

    2. When I'm writing on the board I don't see my mistakes
    In usage there is barely any difference between them. Though I would say statement 2 more often. In cases like this present continuous tense sounds more natural.

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    Default Re: I'm writing/i write

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    -When I'm writing on the board I don't see my mistakes= you are in the process of writting on the board and you don't see any mistakes
    This sentence does not mean that you are in the process of writing, it is describing what happens when you are.

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