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    #11

    Re: The simple present or the progressive

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    'What is causing' is correct.
    Perhaps "They are not realising" is not impossible either?

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    #12

    Re: The simple present or the progressive

    No. "not realising" doesn't work. A realisation is a [relatively] sudden occurrence. It's not progressive.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #13

    Re: The simple present or the progressive

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No. "not realising" doesn't work. A realisation is a [relatively] sudden occurrence. It's not progressive.
    Hmm, what contexts did the author have in mind when he wrote that "realise" can be used in the progressive?! Maybe again when there is an idea of change?

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    #14

    Re: The simple present or the progressive

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Hmm, what contexts did the author have in mind when he wrote that "realise" can be used in the progressive?!
    Write to the author and ask him. We have, as a group, many skills, but mind-reading is not one of them,
    Last edited by Piscean; 21-Sep-2020 at 14:35.
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