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    present continuous

    Hello,


    -Where are you working?
    I'm working in the USA. (even if I am not at work at that moment in time but are in the supermarket, or at a friend's house).


    -I am studing English. (even if I am not doing anything about studying English, maybe maths...).

    Are they OK, even if the events don't occur in that time?

    Thanks.

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    Re: present continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    -Where are you working?
    I'm working in the USA. (even if I am not at work at that moment in time but are am in the supermarket, or at a friend's house).


    -I am studying English. (even if I am not doing anything about studying English, maybe maths...).

    Are they OK, even if the events don't occur in that time?
    Yes

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    Re: present continuous

    Can we apply this for all the verbs also?

    In general, I am sleeping here, but today I don't want to sleep here anynore.

    Is that OK?

    Thanks.

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    Re: present continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    In general, I am sleeping here, but today I don't want to sleep here anyspacen more.

    Is that OK?

    Thanks.
    No. In general/generally I sleep here.

    I am sleeping here this week, but I shan't be sleeping here tonight.

    I have been sleeping here, but I don't want to sleep here any more.


    The present progressive is used for situations that have limited duration.

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