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    is increasing


    The population of the world is increasing very fast.

    --- how about "increases very fast" Do I have to use the progressive tense "is increasing"?


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    Re: is increasing

    Hello Guest2008,

    I'm not a teacher. But I would like a commnet on your question.

    I guess both case is grammatically correct. It may depends on what would you like to focus on.
    "is increasing" focus on the phenomena or situation, whereas "increases" would be a fact(?), since it makes statement.

    sorry I confuse myself.

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