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    #1

    should be visiting

    1) I think we should visit him in prison.
    2) I think we should be visiting him in prison.

    Is there a difference between the meanings of these two sentences?

    I think '2' implies a regular activity, while '1' might mean a one-time visit or a regular activity.

    Would you say that is correct?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: should be visiting

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: should be visiting

    And in the first, the person may just be starting their prison sentence, or might not even have been sentenced yet.

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