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    #1

    Tense

    ----Is this your coat, sir?
    ----No. Mine ____ over there near the window.
    A. hangs B. is hanging

    The answer is B, but I think both of the answers are possible. Am I right?

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    #2

    Re: Tense

    No native speakers would only use B in this context.

    Rover

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    Re: Tense

    Using "hangs" suggests that your coat can habitually, regularly or permanently be found hanging over there near the window. It would work in the same way as "The Mona Lisa hangs in The Louvre".

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