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    Thumbs down This sentence <implies / is implying> that [present simple or continuous?

    Here is the context below:from a grammar book

    1.I write grammar books. (This sentence
    implies that I write grammar books on a regular basis, perhaps as a career.)

    Now my question is that here the verb "implies" is the historical present , literary present, gnomic present or habitual present? Can I use present continuous here?

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    Re: This sentence <implies / is implying> that [present simple or continuous?

    Welcome to the forums, Jay.

    'Implies' is the simple present here.

    The present continuous would be inappropriate.

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    Re: This sentence <implies / is implying> that [present simple or continuous?

    Why the present continuous would be inappropriate can you explain pls?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 07-Aug-2014 at 07:58. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: This sentence <implies / is implying> that [present simple or continuous?

    Quote Originally Posted by JAY KRISHNA View Post
    Why would the present continuous would be inappropriate? Can you explain please?
    Please note my corrections to your post, and don't use chatroom abbreviations like 'pls'.

    Sorry I misunderstood your question. 'This sentence is implying that...' is indeed just fine.

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    Re: This sentence <implies / is implying> that [present simple or continuous?

    I would be more likely to use implying about spoken language and the present simple for a written sentence, where the implication seems more permanent.

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