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    present simple or continuous

    I have been praying this for a long time but God does not hear or give me this.
    I have been praying this for a long time but God is not hearing or giving me this.
    I have been praying this for a long time but God hears or gives me this not.
    Here, present simple or cotinuous,which one is correct in the red marked,and third one also,can I use?
    Thank you.

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    Re: present simple or continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    I have been praying for this for a long time but God does not hear or give me this. - Possible but not very natural.

    I have been praying for this for a long time but God is not hearing or giving me this. Also possible but not very natural.

    I have been praying for this for a long time but God hears or gives me this not. - No.

    Here, is the present simple or continuous correct, and can I use the third one also,can I use?

    Thank you.
    See amendments above. Note that we "pray for" something.

    I have been praying for this for a long time but God is not listening.
    I have been praying for this for a long time but God has not heard me, nor delivered what I want.

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