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  1. Languor
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    Post pretending/pretend

    Thanks you the teachers all around the world.
    Are they the same in meaning?

    1. I am pretending to read.
    2. I pretend to be reading.


    3. You are seeming to work hard.
    4. You seem to be working hard.

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    Re: pretending/pretend

    Quote Originally Posted by Languor View Post
    Thanks you the teachers all around the world.
    Are they the same in meaning?

    1. I am pretending to read.
    2. I pretend to be reading.
    5. I pretend to read
    6. I am pretending to be reading.

    3. You are seeming to work hard.
    4. You seem to be working hard.

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    No, they don't necessarily mean the same. Neither do 5, 6.
    The difference with any sentence like this still remains the difference between the simple present and the present continuous (progressive) in each of the clauses. That is, you still have to choose the correct tense for each use.

    3. is not a correct sentence.

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