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    #1

    Enjoy yourself/are you enjoying yourself?

    Hello.

    Should I use 'do you enjoy' or 'are you enjoying' in both situations?

    Situation A

    ''Are you enjoying yourself /do you enjoy yourself or would you like to leave?
    I am enjoying myself very much''.

    Situation B

    Two friends are having dinner:

    'Are you enjoying your meal?' or 'do you enjoy your meal'?

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    #2

    Re: Enjoy yourself/are you enjoying yourself?

    Use the present continuous in both of those.

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    #3

    Re: Enjoy yourself/are you enjoying yourself?

    Does ''enjoy'' always require gerund?

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    #4

    Re: Enjoy yourself/are you enjoying yourself?

    No. The examples you gave prove that.
    Also for example:
    I enjoyed the show/party/holiday/concert/dinner/book very much.
    Last edited by teechar; 16-Jun-2019 at 19:00.

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    #5

    Re: Enjoy yourself/are you enjoying yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    'Are you enjoying your meal?' or 'Do you enjoy your meal'?
    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Does ''enjoy'' always require a gerund?
    I have made two corrections for you to bear in mind for the future.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Jun-2019 at 08:07.

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    #6

    Re: Enjoy yourself/are you enjoying yourself?

    But in what cases does it require an infinitive?

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    #7

    Re: Enjoy yourself/are you enjoying yourself?

    The verb "enjoy" is not followed by an infinitive.

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    #8

    Re: Enjoy yourself/are you enjoying yourself?

    Your question is wrong. This is not a question of gerund versus infinitive.

    1) Are you enjoying yourself?

    2) Do you enjoy yourself?

    Sentence 1 is present continuous. (The word enjoying is not a gerund.)
    Sentence 2 is present simple.

    So your question should concern the general differences in use between these two tenses, and how these differences apply in these two questions.

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    #9

    Re: Enjoy yourself/are you enjoying yourself?

    That's what I was trying to find out. For example, ''I enjoy visiting diffrent countries''. I enjoy to visit different countries -is wrong.

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    #10

    Re: Enjoy yourself/are you enjoying yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    That's what I was trying to find out. For example, ''I enjoy visiting different countries''. "I enjoy to visit different countries" is wrong.
    You're right; it's wrong.

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