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    #1

    Still and Simple Present

    Hello guys,
    I hope I don't ask too much today
    You know I hear and read a lot of English, and when something's unlear, I just ask.

    I've never heard or read a sentence that contains "still" and is Simple Present.
    At least I'm still driving my own car.
    That's one example of many others.
    Is there a rule that you can't use still with Simple Present?
    Some seconds ago I wanted to write this sentence:
    I guess you still use IRC.
    Is this sentence okay, or do I have to use "you're still using"?

    Thank you!

    Cheers!

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    Re: Still and Simple Present

    In my opinion "are still using" in the second sentence would be substandard. He's probably not using IRC continously but repeatedly. I often hear such sentences though.

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    #3

    Re: Still and Simple Present

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello guys,
    I hope I don't ask too much today
    You know I hear and read a lot of English, and when something's unlear, I just ask.

    I've never heard or read a sentence that contains "still" and is Simple Present. Actually that kind of sentence is very common.
    At least I'm still driving my own car. At least I still drive my own car.
    I guess you still use IRC. I guess you're still using IRC.


    Thank you!

    Cheers!
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