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    #1

    what we are doing

    Which is correct:
    1-This time our work is not what we do usually and we are really enjoying what we are doing.

    2-This time our work is not what we do usually and we are really enjoying what we do.

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    #2

    Re: what we are doing

    Neither sounds natural. On what occasion would you use a sentence like this?

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    #3

    Re: what we are doing

    Thank you very much Rover,

    We usually have a certain type of task. This time we have been asked to do something different and we are enjoying carrying out this new task.
    a-We are enjoying what we are doing.
    b-We are enjoying what we do.

    I think "a" is correct and "b" is not.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #4

    Re: what we are doing

    Hi,

    Why not simply say "we are enjoying the change"? Thus, the simple present/present continuous trouble at the end of the sentence is avoided.

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    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: what we are doing

    Thank you Charlie,
    You are right. That would be the easy way out and the one I would have chosen in a conversation. But here I was trying to see how the tenses would be used, not only in this particular context, but in similar ones as well.

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    #6

    Re: what we are doing

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    We usually have a certain type of task. This time we have been asked to do something different and we are enjoying carrying out this new task.
    a-We are enjoying what we are doing.
    (a) is the natural form here.

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