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  1. ulya's Avatar
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    #1

    Always

    Please explain to me the difference these sentences.

    1.They are always arguing.
    2.They always argue.
    Which is this sentences mistake?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Always

    Quote Originally Posted by ulya View Post
    Please explain to me the difference these sentences.

    1.They are always arguing.
    2.They always argue.
    Which is this sentences mistake?

    Thanks.
    There is nothing wrong with either sentence.

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    #3

    Re: Always

    Quote Originally Posted by ulya View Post
    Please explain to me the difference these sentences.

    1.They are always arguing.
    2.They always argue.
    Which is this sentences mistake?

    Thanks.
    The first is in the present progressive (continuous) tense.
    The second is in the simple present tense.

    In this case, they mean pretty much the same thing. With more experience you will get a better sense of how to choose between these tenses.

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    #4

    Re: Always

    However, both are colloquial overstatements. Use "often" and you've got better sentences.

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    #5

    Re: Always

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    However, both are colloquial overstatements. Use "often" and you've got better sentences.
    Yes, that's true.

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