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    #1

    Question "in the picture"

    Which tense should we use in the sentences beginning with "In the picture, ..." ? How can we be sure about the tense we use is correct or not?

    For example; "In the picture, Lisbet is surfing at the beach." seems correct. Can we also say "In the picture, Lisbet surfs at the beach." ? Or can we use another tense here?

    If I want to say "In the picture, Miguel sits on his motorbike." or "In the picture, Miguel is sitting on his motorbike." both of them seem true. Which one is correct?

    Also, when we say "In the picture, Tom and Fay are walking by the river."; can we use "walk" or "were walking" instead of "are walking"?

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    #2

    Re: "in the picture"

    The present continuous tense is more natural in all the above examples.

    (Don't say 'true' when you mean 'correct'.)

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    Re: "in the picture"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The present continuous tense is more natural in all the above examples.
    More natural or correct?
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    #4

    Re: "in the picture"

    Correct and natural, José.

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    Re: "in the picture"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Correct and natural, José.
    "More natural" could suggest that the simple present is also correct in this case. Or at least that is what I understand.
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    #6

    Re: "in the picture"

    Sorry, "in the picture" or "on the picture"? Because I think that "in the picture" is wrong.

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    #7

    Re: "in the picture"

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertBel View Post
    Sorry, "in the picture" or "on the picture"? Because I think that "in the picture" is wrong.
    [Not a teacher]

    It is right in this case. Please have a look: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...e-picture-quot
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    Re: "in the picture"

    Quote Originally Posted by José Manuel Rosón Bravo View Post
    "More natural" could suggest that the simple present is also correct in this case. Or at least that is what I understand.
    "Lisbet surfs at the beach." This is something she does habitually.
    "Lisbet is surfing at the beach." In the picture the OP refers to she is in the process of doing this.

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    #9

    Re: "in the picture"

    In the pictures the girls are surfing.

    girls surfing

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