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    coffee shop

    Should I use in or at?


    I'm teaching English in coffee shop
    I'm teaching English at coffee shop

    Do the above sounds strange with an "s" or an article?Should it be-

    I'm teaching English in coffee shops
    I'm teaching English a coffee shops

    And, it's there any differece between the present simple and the present progressive?

    I'm teaching English at Elementary school
    I teach English at Elementary schools
    or
    I'm working English at Elementary school
    I work English at Elementary schools


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    Re: coffee shop

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Should I use in or at?


    I'm teaching English in a/the coffee shop
    I'm teaching English at a/the coffee shop

    Do the above sounds strange with an "s" or an article?Should it be-

    I'm teaching English in coffee shops
    I teach English in coffee shops
    I'm teaching English a coffee shops

    And, it's there any differece between the present simple and the present progressive?

    I'm teaching English at Elementary school in an/the Elementary School; at elementary school level.
    I teach English at Elementary schools
    or
    I'm working English at Elementary school
    I work English at Elementary schools
    ..


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    Re: coffee shop

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Should I use in or at?


    I'm teaching English in a/the coffee shop
    I'm teaching English at a/the coffee shop

    Coffee shop requires an article.

    Do the above sounds strange with an "s" or an article?Should it be-

    I'm teaching English in coffee shops
    I'm teaching English a coffee shops

    Should the second sentence read at coffee shops? We never use the article a with plural nouns because a is the equivalent of one.

    And, it's there any differece between the present simple and the present progressive?

    I'm teaching English at an Elementary school
    I teach English at an Elementary school
    or
    I'm working at an Elementary school
    I work at an Elementary school

    I have added articles where necessary. I have removed the words English from the second sentences to make them grammatical.

    As for your original question, yes, the present simple gives a sense of long-term commitment; whereas the progressive tense often indicates a more temporary situation.

    A) What do you do for a living?

    B) I teach English at an Elementary school.


    A) What are you doing this summer?

    B) I'm teaching English at an Elementary school.
    I am not a teacher.

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