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    cook

    Do you native speakers see these two as exactly the same?

    The pumpkin is cooking.
    The pumpkin is being cooked.

    If they are not the same, which is closer to 'They are cooking the pumpkin'?

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    Re: cook

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    Do you native speakers see these two as exactly the same?

    The pumpkin is cooking.
    The pumpkin is being cooked.

    If they are not the same, which is closer to 'They are cooking the pumpkin'?
    "The pumpkin is being cooked" is closer in meaning to "They are cooking the pumpkin".

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    Re: cook

    Good.

    And what do you think the difference might be?

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    #4

    Re: cook

    Effectively - none.

    The pumpkin ends up cooked.

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