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    a question of "Simple Present Tense"

    Hi everybody,

    I have a question about the Negative Form of "Simple Present Tense", please help me.

    Can I use "I don't read the book right now" to express the meaning of "I'm not reading the book right now"?

    Thanks a lot in advance.

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    Re: a question of "Simple Present Tense"

    In a word....no!

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    Re: a question of "Simple Present Tense"

    You are not doing the continuous action of "reading" at the moment. To express continuous action in this situation you should use "ing".

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