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    #1

    Are you hurt me ? VS Do you hurt me?

    What's difference between two sentences?

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    #2

    Re: Are you hurt me ? VS Do you hurt me?

    Neither is correct. What are you trying to say?

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    Re: Are you hurt me ? VS Do you hurt me?

    The OP might mean 'Will you hurt me?'

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    #4

    Re: Are you hurt me ? VS Do you hurt me?

    Yes, it is. But you've change your question. You were initially asking whether it's OK to ask someone if they were hurting you. No. It's not OK to say "Are you hurting me?" - beyond a few very specific situations.
    You can say, "I have failed in love. She has hurt me a lot."
    You can say, "Our love was destined to die. She has wounded my heart over and over, so that I can no longer share it with her."
    You can say lots of things.

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    Re: Are you hurt me ? VS Do you hurt me?

    Please note, everyone, that I have moved the contents of the original post #4 (by Polyester) to a new thread because it had no connection with the original thread.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Are you hurt me ? VS Do you hurt me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    What's difference between two sentences?
    The first is grammatically wrong. The second is grammatically OK, but it is a very unlikely sentence, because the simple present would imply that the hurting is habitual, in which case the speaker would know it and wouldn't be asking.

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