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    say / saying

    Hello,

    Sorry I can't hear what you say because everyone is talking so loudly

    Sorry I can't hear what you are saying because everyone is talking so loudly


    Which one of these two senteces is more idiomatic?

    Thank you for your help

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    Re: say / saying

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Hello,

    Sorry I can't hear what you say because everyone is talking so loudly

    Sorry I can't hear what you are saying because everyone is talking so loudly


    Which one of these two senteces is more idiomatic?

    Thank you for your help
    Which one sounds more natural to you? Or which one makes more sense with the use of tenses?

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    #3

    Re: say / saying

    I would choose the present continuous - ".... what you are saying..."

    as it is something that is happening at the moment of speaking.

    Do you agree with me?


    Thank you.

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    #4

    Re: say / saying

    I do.

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    #5

    Re: say / saying

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I do.
    So do I.

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