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    Present simple or present continuous?

    Which is more natural?
    1) Where are you studying? - At Bristol University. - Are your parents helping you ? - Yes, they are supporting me in any way they can.
    2) Where do you study? - At Bristol University. - Do your parents help you ? - Yes, they support me in any way they can.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Present simple or present continuous?

    "Where are you studying?" is more natural than "Where do you study?". All the other sentences are equally natural.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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