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    simle present

    Hello,

    I know that we can use 'now, later, today..etc' with 'simple present'.

    For example,

    A :Okay, I do it right now.

    But I want to learn if we construct a sentence about 'smell, want, like, love...etc.' , does it mean only simple present or simple present continuous?

    For example,

    I want to watch this movie
    I want to watch this movie now.
    (They may be simple present or present continuous tense. It depends on the context. Is that right?).

    Because we can not put 'ing'.If we say ' i watch this movie now. It is simple present tense again.

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: simle present

    Quote Originally Posted by lindadanca View Post
    Hello,

    I know that we can use 'now, later, today..etc' with 'simple present'.
    No, we rarely use those adverbs with the simple present.
    For example,

    A :Okay, I do it right now.
    Actually, we don't use it this way. You need to say, "Okay, I'm going to do it now" or "Okay, I'll do it now." If you are actually doing it now, you'd say, "I'm doing it now". (the present progressive/continuous)
    A native speaker would never say, "I do it now".

    But I want to learn if we construct a sentence about 'smell, want, like, love...etc.' , does it mean only simple present or simple present continuous?

    For example,

    I want to watch this movie
    I want to watch this movie now.
    (They may be simple present or present continuous tense. It depends on the context. Is that right?).
    No. You need to review your understanding of the present continuous tense.
    The present continuous, in this case, would be, "I'm wanting to watch this movie." - which would be an uncommon construction.

    Because we can not put 'ing'.If we say ' i watch this movie now. It is simple present tense again.
    Yes, it is. But no one would say that. We'd say, "I'm watching this movie now" - which is in the present continuous.
    Thanks
    You need to review the present continuous tense, both its structure and its usage.

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    #3

    Re: simle present

    Quote Originally Posted by lindadanca View Post
    Hello,

    I know that we can use 'now, later, today..etc' with 'simple present'.

    For example,

    A :Okay, I do it right now.

    But I want to learn if we construct a sentence about 'smell, want, like, love...etc.' , does it mean only simple present or simple present continuous?

    For example,

    I want to watch this movie
    I want to watch this movie now.
    (They may be simple present or present continuous tense. It depends on the context. Is that right?).

    Because we can not put 'ing'.If we say ' i watch this movie now. It is simple present tense again.

    Thanks
    "Okay, I do it right now" and "I watch this movie now" are both incorrect.
    I want to watch this movie
    I want to watch this movie now.
    Neither of these can be put into present continuous tense.

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    Re: simle present

    I want to watch this movie now
    I want to watch this movie

    (Are they simple present or present continuous tense?).

    I haven't ever seen ' i am wanting to watch this movie now' till now.

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    #5

    Re: simle present

    Quote Originally Posted by lindadanca View Post
    I want to watch this movie now
    I want to watch this movie

    (Are they simple present or present continuous tense?).
    They are both simple present. An adverb, 'now', cannot change the tense.

    I haven't ever seen ' i am wanting to watch this movie now' till now.
    And you might never see it. But if you ask a question, you must be prepared for the answer.
    You still need to review the present continuous tense. This would probably be far more educational for you than asking questions for which you don't understand the answers.
    "I watch the movie" - Simple present.
    "I am watching the movie" - Present continuous.

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    #6

    Re: simle present

    Quote Originally Posted by lindadanca View Post
    I want to watch this movie now
    I want to watch this movie

    (Are they simple present or present continuous tense?).

    Frankly, lindadanca, if you need to ask that, I am surprised at some of the questions you are asking in this forum. It might be a good idea for you to concentrate on the basics, and not worry about slightly out of the way problems.

    I haven't ever seen ' i I am wanting to watch this movie now' till now.
    Naturally not. As Raymott told you, that would be an uncommon construction.
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