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    simple or present continuous

    It is necessary that a life guard (monitor) monitor the summing pool while the children are taking their swimming lessons.
    It is necessary that a life guard (monitor) monitor the summing pool while the children take their swimming lessons.

    Can you please tell which one above is more correct.

    Thank you.

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    Exclamation Re: simple or present continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    It is necessary that a life guard (monitor) monitor the summing pool while the children are taking their swimming lessons.
    It is necessary that a life guard (monitor) monitor the summing pool while the children take their swimming lessons.

    Can you please tell which one above is more correct.

    Thank you.
    Both are correct, but second one is more appropriate as it describes a routine matter

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    Re: simple or present continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    It is necessary that a life guard (monitor) monitors the summing pool while the children are taking their swimming lessons.
    It is necessary that a life guard (monitor) monitors the summing pool while the children take their swimming lessons.

    Can you please tell which one above is more correct.

    Thank you.
    Both are correct but the second one is more natural and usual. But still the choice is yours.
    Hope this has helped!

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