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    Present tense versus present continuous

    I have a question about grammar.


    The situation is I am trying to open the door, but it jams. How should I say?
    1. The door doesn't open, or
    2. The door is not opening, or
    3. The door won't open.

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    Re: Present tense versus present continuous

    Usually we'd say "The door won't open". But there's no reason you can't say the others.

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