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    #1

    are VS are being

    "We are being carefully convoyed all the way across."

    "We are carefully convoyed all the way across."

    I know the tense different between two sentences.

    What's the meaning different between two sentences?

    Or

    Are both wrong?
    Last edited by Polyester; 13-Sep-2015 at 00:08.

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    #2

    Re: are VS are being

    In what context were the words utterred? If they were uttered during the carrying, then only the progressive form is natural.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 12-Sep-2015 at 14:49. Reason: Fixing typo.

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    #3

    Re: are VS are being

    I am not a teacher.

    To me it sounds like in the first sentence they were not willing to Travel.

    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: are VS are being

    Both sentences need to begin with a capital letter and end with a period/full stop.

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    #5

    Re: are VS are being

    Done. Mike newyork

    Ok, what's the difference? and meaning?

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    #6

    Re: are VS are being

    The verb "convoy" means to escort, particularly for protection. If this activity is going on currently, I would use #1.

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    #7

    Re: are VS are being

    I think #2 is possible if the activity takes place regularly, but I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: are VS are being

    So, is it depend on the context?

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    #9

    Re: are VS are being

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    So, is does it depend on the context?
    Yes. Context is always​ important.

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