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    present progressive for repeated action

    "You need to walk for at least 30 minutes a day for your body to derive any significant effect from walking."

    OR

    "You need to be walking for at least 30 minutes a day for your body to derive any significant effect from walking.

    Could I use the present progresive to mean a relatively long period of time?

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    Re: present progressive for repeated action

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "You need to walk for at least 30 minutes a day for your body to derive any significant effect from walking."

    OR

    "You need to be walking for at least 30 minutes a day for your body to derive any significant effect from walking.

    Could I use the present progresive to mean a relatively long period of time?
    It's not natural English.

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    Re: present progressive for repeated action

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's not natural English.
    Is it unnatural because I indicated a specific period of time?

    Would this sound better?

    "You need to be walking every day for your body to derive any significant effect from walking
    Last edited by ostap77; 21-Oct-2011 at 14:10.

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    Re: present progressive for repeated action

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Is it unnatural because I indicated a specific period of time?

    Would this sound better?

    "You need to be walking every day for your body to derive any significant effect from walking
    No, it doesn't sound better, IMO.

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