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    Exclamation Why do we use present continue in context ?

    Hello Dear Teachers,

    ..However, when the new plants come, they push out other plants. Consequently,
    the parks have rules against bringing them in. The only problem is, sometimes we don’t know we’re doing it.
    Seeds have so many different ways of traveling. For example, they can float on the wind or on water...
    Thanks.

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    Re: Why do we use present continue in context ?

    It's perfectly correct. What do you think is wrong with it?

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    Re: Why do we use present continue in context ?

    I knew It is correct. Because it was extracted form TOEFL IBT book.But I don't know why? Why it used 'present continue' ?What is the usage of this tense here?for example could we use present simple or future or something like that?

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    Re: Why do we use present continue in context ?

    ...for example could we use present simple or future?
    No.

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    Re: Why do we use present continue in context ?

    So why could we use present continues?
    Last edited by nininaz; 27-Apr-2014 at 19:10.

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    Re: Why do we use present continue in context ?

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    So why could we use present continuous?
    It's the natural way to say it in English.

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    Re: Why do we use present continue in context ?

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    The only problem is, sometimes we don’t know we’re doing it.
    The only place I can see the present continuous is in "we're doing it", ie. we're bringing in foreign plants.
    While we are doing this, we don't know that we are doing it. The introduction of new plants takes time, and the passage is saying that all during this time, we don't know that it's happening. The passage probably ends by saying we should be more careful if we think this is happening.

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    Re: Why do we use present continue in context ?

    Did you copy this from a web site? If so, you need to include the source.

    Also, is the information in your member info correct?

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