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    Present progressive vs present tense


    How do these sentences differ with one another?

    Where are you living now? I'm living in Esfahan.
    Where do you live? I live in Esfahan.

    My grammar book says the former places the emphasis on the progression of one event and the latter places the emphasis on the general idea that is denoted by the verb but what does "progression" mean in this context? Does it mean an event that is happening at the moment or it means a movement or change from one member of a continuous series to the next ?

    Would you please clarify the difference for me?

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by toloue_man; 23-Sep-2013 at 18:05.

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    Re: Present progressive vs present tense

    If the person moves a lot or has recently moved, the first would work better.

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