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    #1

    Where are you living now?

    Do you say 2 more often than 1? As I know, present progressive tense is for a short term state. So 2 may refer to a temporary living place.
    1. Where do you live?
    2. Where are you living now?
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    #2

    Re: Where are you living now?

    Isn't it more usual to ask "Where are you staying now?" for asking someone's temporary living place?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Apr-2016 at 08:05.

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    #3

    Re: Where are you living now?

    What is the difference between the two? Does 2 imply shorter term of living?
    1. I live in Toronto
    2. I'm living in Toronto.

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    Re: Where are you living now?

    Yes. 1 suggests a more permanent state of affairs. I would expect "I'm living in Toronto" to be followed by something like "for a couple of years" or "at the moment, but who knows where I'll be next month!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Where are you living now?

    Remember that 'temporary' doesn't always mean a short time.

    Can you think of an example using present progressive for something that is temporary but which lasts a long time?

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    #6

    Re: Where are you living now?

    I can't think of one

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    #7

    Re: Where are you living now?

    The Earth is spinning on its axis.

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