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    he lives in or he's living

    I was just wandering, If it's possible to say:

    "He lives in US"

    "He goes to Berlin University"

    To be grammatically correct one would use the present simple. Is it possible to put these two senteces in the present progressive to express actions that are current in the mind of the speaker but they are not current in the sence suggested by grammar textbooks:

    "He's living in US" (can refer 6-7 years?)

    "He's going to Berlin University"(could be 4-5 years?)

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    Re: he lives in or he's living

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I was just wandering, If it's possible to say:

    "He lives in US"

    "He goes to Berlin University"

    To be grammatically correct one would use the present simple. Is it possible to put these two senteces in the present progressive to express actions that are current in the mind of the speaker but they are not current in the sence suggested by grammar textbooks:

    "He's living in US" (can refer 6-7 years?)

    "He's going to Berlin University"(could be 4-5 years?)
    "He lives in the USA." That is his permanent home.
    "He's living in the USA." It may be that it is temporary, for work or study.

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