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    Default present progressive

    Dear teachers,

    Would you please explain the use of the progressive in the last verb of the following sentence.


    It was raining when I woke up last Saturday. It always rains when I am not working. → why not "when I do not work"?

    Thanks a lot,
    Hela

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    Default Re: present progressive

    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    Dear teachers,

    Would you please explain the use of the progressive in the last verb of the following sentence.


    It was raining when I woke up last Saturday. It always rains when I am not working. → why not "when I do not work"?

    Thanks a lot,
    Hela
    Possibly,

    When I don't work, it always rains.
    (cause and effect)

    When I'm not working, it always rains.
    (It always rains during this period: when I'm not working.)

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