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    simple or progressive? Any differences?

    - You're house is quite good. They must be paying you more than they pay me.

    - You're house is quite good. They must pay you more than they pay me.

    What's the difference between these two sentences? Don't they mean the same?

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    Re: simple or progressive? Any differences?

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    - You're house is quite good. They must be paying you more than they pay me.

    - You're house is quite good. They must pay you more than they pay me.

    What's the difference between these two sentences? Don't they mean the same?
    Yes, they mean the same.

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    Re: simple or progressive? Any differences?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, they mean the same.

    so, how can a native decide which one to use, if they have the same meaning?

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    Re: simple or progressive? Any differences?

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    so, how can a native decide which one to use, if they have the same meaning?
    As a native, you use whichever comes to mind first.

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    Re: simple or progressive? Any differences?

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    - You're house is quite good. They must be paying you more than they pay me.

    - You're house is quite good. They must pay you more than they pay me.

    What's the difference between these two sentences? Don't they mean the same?
    It's "your" house, not "you're" house. Many natives confuse these.

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    Re: simple or progressive? Any differences?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It's "your" house, not "you're" house. Many natives confuse these.
    Thanks Dave, I missed that.

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