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    I need answer to this ASAP!!!

    Which one is correct and if you can explain:

    1) What do you think about tourists who come to Nepal?
    or
    What do you think about tourists who are coming to Nepal?
    2) They are eating (or eat?)different food and dress differently.
    or
    They are eating (or eat?)different food and are dressing differently.

    I really need this ASAP, so please help!


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    Re: I need answer to this ASAP!!!

    in the question , number one is correct unless your talking abt a certain time in the present such as : this year, this month....its is correct since its a fact that tourists come to nepal.plus that youre talking abt a kind of habitual action.that keeps on occuring(its more a fact though)..in the reply thing since the question si in the simple present than you gotta answer in the simple presnt as well so you say they eat ..and dress differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancy ann View Post
    Which one is correct and if you can explain:

    1) What do you think about tourists who come to Nepal? A question of state or habitual actions.
    or
    What do you think about tourists who are coming to Nepal? A question of temporary events/actions.
    2) They eat different food and dress differently. A question of state or habitual actions.
    or
    They are eating different food and are dressing differently. A question of temporary events/actions.

    I really need this ASAP, so please help!


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    Re: I need answer to this ASAP!!!

    Thanks for your help. I just didn't understand your explination of the second sentence. The fact is I don't know if I should put present simple or present continuous in the first part of the sentence (eat or are eating), and this sentence is not a reply to the above mentioned question sentence. It is a sentence for itself.


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    Re: I need answer to this ASAP!!!

    well if its a differet separate sentence then you must have some kinda clue that shows the correct time , or else just use simple present tense.

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    Re: I need answer to this ASAP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by nancy ann View Post
    Which one is correct and if you can explain:

    1) What do you think about tourists who come to Nepal?
    or
    What do you think about tourists who are coming to Nepal?
    2) They are eating (or eat?)different food and dress differently.
    or
    They are eating (or eat?)different food and are dressing differently.

    I really need this ASAP, so please help!
    All sentences are correct, depending on what you need to express:

    What do you think about tourists who come to Nepal? -correct. When talking about a habitual action, use present simple tense.

    What do you think about [those] tourists who are coming to Nepal? - correct : a group of tourists are planning to come to Nepal - it`s an action planned by some tourists / a group of tourists, etc.

    -The Present Continuous Tense is used to talk about activities happening in the near future, especially for planned future events.

    -Use the Present Continuous with normal verbs to express the idea that something is happening now, at this very moment.

    "Now" can mean: this second, today, this month, this year, this century, and so on. Sometimes, we use the Present Continuous to say that we are in the process of doing a longer action which is in progress; however, we might not be doing it at this exact second.
    Click on the following for a better understanding:
    ENGLISH PAGE - Present Continuous:
    Last edited by Teia; 22-Sep-2007 at 17:53.

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