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    'Now' for the simple present. What is its meaning?

    Hi teachers,
    I've seen 'now' in both sentences, but they should have different meanings.
    He is getting up now. (at this moment)
    ... because he gets up at 7:00 now. (???)

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: 'Now' for the simple present. What is its meaning?

    He is getting up now = at the moment of writing this sentence, he is getting out of bed.
    He gets up at 7am now = These days, he gets up [regularly] at 7am.

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    Re: 'Now' for the simple present. What is its meaning?

    In the second, 'now' has the idea of 'nowadays'.

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    Re: 'Now' for the simple present. What is its meaning?

    Hi,
    Thank you so much to both of you. It's really clear now.

    Learning

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