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    #21

    Re: Been/being meaning?

    Yes, Thank you. I didn't see.
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    #22

    Re: Been/being meaning?

    Is my question so odd? Nobody knows?

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    #23

    Re: Been/being meaning?

    You have asked the same question several times. I think people are running out of new answers.

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    #24

    Re: Been/being meaning?

    Yes but I am getting the same answer, no conflict but I didn't get an answer that pointing on the difference.

    Just want to know if the word usual - a word that reflects constant can be used in the present progressive. If yes, it creates a conflicts. How a word of constant can be used in a tense of temporary?

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    #25

    Re: Been/being meaning?

    Do you mean something like 'He is being generous, as usual'?
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    #26

    Re: Been/being meaning?

    I do. what you wrote here is a sentence of the present progressive+the word usual. If it "always" happens, why not to use the sentence: He is generous? and that's it.
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    #27

    Re: Been/being meaning?

    I think you are confusing "usual" with "constant". "Usual" can mean happens repeatedly under the right circumstances.

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    #28

    Re: Been/being meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by captain1 View Post
    If it "always" happens, why not to use the sentence: He is generous? and that's it.
    Because the speaker wants to convey two meanings: he is being generous, and he is usually generous.
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    #29

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    Actually, it is he is being "overly generous". This is not a constant state for him.

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    #30

    Re: Been/being meaning?

    So, if I do something and always get the same result, its not constant? And why does usually appear here as the present simple? http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/gra...ontrasted.htm?

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