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    I'm having breakfast at 7 am everyday.

    As far as I am concerned, the simple present tense refers to repeated habits meanwhile the present continuous tense refers to an action at a point of time. In this care, there are two functions. What would I use the sentence one or the sentence two?

    1) I have breakfast at 7 am everyday.
    2) I'm having breakfast at 7 am everyday.

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    Re: I'm having breakfast at 7 am everyday.

    1. would be the most likely.
    There is a use for 2. "I usually sleep in until 10 am. Now that I'm holidaying on the beach, I'm having breakfast at 7 am every day."

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    #3

    Re: I'm having breakfast at 7 am everyday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Son Ho View Post
    the present continuous tense refers to an action at a point of time.
    It could also refer to a limited duration according to http://teflpedia.com/Present_progressive

    I think Raymott's sentence is an example of that.
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    Re: I'm having breakfast at 7 am everyday.

    And it should be "every day" (two words). The word "everyday" is an adjective meaning "ordinary".

    This is a common error among native speakers of English, unfortunately.
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