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  1. englishhobby's Avatar
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    #1

    I'm always fidgeting/ I always fidget.

    Are both phrases grammatically correct? Is there any difference in use? Can they both be used in the same context?
    1) I'm always fidgeting. (Any context you like)
    2) I always fidget. (Any context you like)
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: I'm always fidgeting/ I always fidget.

    They're both correct, and interchangeable in many contexts. I'd hesitate to say they're always interchangeable in any context.

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    #3

    Re: I'm always fidgeting/ I always fidget.

    Yay! AmE and BrE in complete harmony.

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    #4

    Re: I'm always fidgeting/ I always fidget.

    Both are grammatically correct. However, I would use #1 on its own to describe a general habitual action. I would use #2 attached to another action.

    I always fidget at the cinema.
    I always fidget when I'm bored.
    I always fidget when my mum talks to me.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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