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    differences

    Whats the difference between
    goes to the gym on sundays AND
    is going to the gym on sundays

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    Re: differences

    Quote Originally Posted by NadiaD View Post
    What's the difference between
    "goes to the gym on Sundays" and "is going to the gym on Sundays"?
    "John goes to the gym on Sundays" is correct. "John is going to the gym on Sundays" is not correct.

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    Re: differences

    I would like to know the grammatical difference or sentence difference between
    john goes to the gym on sunday and
    john is going to the gym on sunday

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    Re: differences

    Quote Originally Posted by NadiaD View Post
    I would like to know the grammatical difference or sentence difference between
    john goes to the gym on sunday and
    john is going to the gym on sunday
    Please use capital letters and full stops where appropriate.
    "John goes to the gym on Sunday" is not very natural.

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    Re: differences

    Quote Originally Posted by NadiaD View Post
    I would like to know the grammatical difference or sentence difference between
    "John goes to the gym on Sunday" and
    "John is going to the gym on Sunday."
    The grammatical difference is that the first is in the simple present tense; the second is in the present progressive (continuous) tense.

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    Re: differences

    Generalities take the simple present tense:
    I (always, generally, sometimes...) buy my vegetables at the local market.
    The present progressive is used for an action which is taking place now:
    Look! Mary is buying that awful dress!
    Or for the near future:
    I'm buying a new computer tomorrow.

    You will find a simple exercise on this in my website EnglishXtra.
    Google "englishxtra" to find the site
    Then click on "Quickstart"
    Click on Level 1, unit 6
    Click on Activity 4

    You will find many other interesting activities on the site.

    Regards
    Mark Yates

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