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    #1

    The semantic difference between the tenses.

    I always lost what to say. Is it in the active voice/present simple?

    I am lost what to say. Is it in the passive voice/present progressive? Can i use it only as answer in the "right now moment"?

    When is it passible/correct to say (I'm being lost what to say).

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    Re: The semantic difference between the tenses.

    You need a preposition after "lost".
    You cannot say "being lost". You are lost or you aren't.

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    Re: The semantic difference between the tenses.

    The first sentence, though incorrect, is past tense. I am lost, though I am at a loss would work better, is present tense because of the verb to be.

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