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  1. Newbie
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    Thumbs down My speech continues vs my speech is continuing

    When I was watching a film festival program on television, Mr. Sharuk Khan(Indian actor) was giving a speech in Bengali(local language) not fluently and in English fluently.First, he starts speaking Bengali little with difficulty then changes to English rest of the time.While speaking English.he pauses and says "My Bengali speech continues, has not stopped yet ".Saying this,he goes on speaking Bengali and English.This is the context.

    Now my question is Why does he use "My Bengali speech continues" in present simple tense and not "My Bengali speech is continuing" in present progressive tense.?
    Last edited by Buku; 08-Dec-2016 at 13:27.

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    Re: My speech continues vs my speech is continuing

    Please click on "Edit Post" and add a space before each opening bracket and after each full stop.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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