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    "I see you looking at me"

    Good afternoon, everyone. I have a question regarding the use of present participles after a verb.

    I was slightly confused by the phrase "I see you looking at me" because it made me wonder if it was possible to change the present participle to simple present; e.g., "I see you look at me."

    Some other examples I often hear are "I hear you call my name" and "I hear you calling my name."

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    Re: "I see you looking at me"

    Given the proper context, yes you could use "I see you look at me".

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    Re: "I see you looking at me"

    What is the context in which you wish to use it?

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    Re: "I see you looking at me"

    Were you seriously confused about "I see you looking at me"? It seems to be perfectly clear.

    (Usage depends on context.)

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    Re: "I see you looking at me"

    I see you look at me could be used in some contexts- it would not work if the person is looking at you now, but could work if they habitually stare at you.

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