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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    -ing or not -ing

    My english book claims the following:

    Our tennis team are always looking for new people.

    It says that this is wrong: Our tennis team always look for new people.

    I thougt we usw present simple if a sentence expresses something that happens regulary, habitual or a general accapted truth.....

    sincerely Dominik

  2. Calis's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: -ing or not -ing

    Regularly, thought, accepted (accapted would be pronounced as akapted) & usw is a typo.

    The first one is best as the tennis team is still looking for people, as we speak. The action is continuing.

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    #3

    Re: -ing or not -ing

    Calis is right. Your English book is wrong.

  4. Newbie
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    #4

    Re: -ing or not -ing

    Thank you very much. Dominik

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