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    Smile present simple vs present progressive

    Hi dear experts,
    Could you comment on the difference in meaning between the two sentences:

    1. John always phones late at night.
    2. Johnís always phoning late at night.


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    Re: present simple vs present progressive

    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    Hi dear experts,
    Could you comment on the difference in meaning between the two sentences:

    1. John always phones late at night.
    2. John’s always phoning late at night.
    The difference is that the second sentence is emotionally coloured. You express irritation with John phoning late at night.

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