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    Are you learniing

    Does only "Are you learning " work here? Not "Do you learn"? The difference taught here in this example is that the latter, present progressive is about the recent or right now activity, while the present is for a long time?

    44.a2)A: (pointing to a guitar) (Do you learn, Are you learning ) to play the guitar?
    B: Oh,no. a friend of mine left that guitar here.
    Last edited by keannu; 01-Jan-2014 at 00:43.

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    #2

    Re: Are you learniing

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does only "Are you learniing " work here? Not "Do you learn"? The difference taught here in this example is that the latter, present progressive is about the recent or right now activity, while the present is for a long time?

    44.a2)A: (pointing to a guitar) (Do you learn, Are you learniing ) to play the guitar?
    B: Oh,no. a friend of mine left that guitar here.
    "Do you learn?" doesn't work.

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    Re: Are you learniing

    Can you explain why?

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    #4

    Re: Are you learniing

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Can you explain why?
    If you can explain why you have written "learnii​ng" three times in one post!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Are you learning

    Sorry, that was a typo. Now, you can answer on the satisfied condition -Whew, I really cared about all the spellings!

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    #6

    Re: Are you learniing

    Could you let me know why "do you learn" doesn't work?

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    #7

    Re: Are you learniing

    It's not colloquial. 'Are you learning?' means 'Are you having lessons?'

    In the context given, I might also ask 'Do you play the guitar?' — not 'Are you playing the guitar?'

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