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    Thumbs down The new-born calf comes skipping to its dam or The new-born calf is coming skipping

    Which one is correct 1.The new-born calf comes skipping to its dam.
    2.The new-born calf is coming skipping to its dam.
    and why? Please explain the matter grammatically.
    If "The new-born calf comes skipping to its dam" is correct then why?. I can not understand why present simple "comes" is used instead of present continuous "is coming right now" . If i write "The calf is coming to its dam,skipping" is it correct.
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    Re: The new-born calf comes skipping to its dam or The new-born calf is coming skippi

    The new-born calf comes skipping to its dam.
    The new-born calf is skipping to its dam.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Thumbs down Re: The new-born calf comes skipping to its dam or The new-born calf is coming skippi

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The new-born calf comes skipping to its dam.
    The new-born calf is skipping to its dam.
    Sir you did not explain why "comes skipping not is coming skipping"?

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    Re: The new-born calf comes skipping to its dam or The new-born calf is coming skippi

    Quote Originally Posted by Buku View Post
    Sir you did not explain why "comes skipping not is coming skipping"?

    It's not natural English.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Thumbs down Re: The new-born calf comes skipping to its dam or The new-born calf is coming skippi

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's not natural English.
    On previous post you said that "The new-born calf comes skipping to its dam" is same as "the new-born calf is skipping to its dam". then what your opinion about these sentences below:
    Is "The man comes singing along the road" same as "The man is singing along the road"?
    Do the two sentences carry the same meaning?

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    Re: The new-born calf comes skipping to its dam or The new-born calf is coming skippi

    Neither is a natural-sounding sentence.

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    Re: The new-born calf comes skipping to its dam or The new-born calf is coming skippi

    If the calf had just been born it would be with its mother.

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