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    Exclamation Working in an office, I donít get much exercise

    Hello all,

    "Working in an office, I doní t get much exercise."
    Which of the following is closed to the original sentence?

    1.Because I am working in an office, I donít get much exercise
    2.Because I work in an office, I donít get much exercise
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    Re: Working in an office, I donít get much exercise

    Number 2 is closest. The present simple tells us it's an ongoing activity; the present continuous would say that you are presently at work in the office.
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    Re: Working in an office, I donít get much exercise

    The present continuous does not necessarily mean that the speaker is in the office at the moment of speaking. It could refer to their current employment, which they see as being of limited duration.

    I don't think either of the alternatives is closer than the other in meaning to the original

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    Re: Working in an office, I donít get much exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    The present continuous does not necessarily mean that the speaker is in the office at the moment of speaking. It could refer to their current employment, which they see as being of limited duration.

    I don't think either of the alternatives is closer than the other in meaning to the original
    Quite right, of course. Sorry for the misinformation in post #2.
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