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    Post please explain...

    "Right now,I am seeing a rabbit." is correct since the action is being progress at the moment of speaking.
    Is it also correct to say "Right now, I see a rabbit."(the action is happening now).
    please explain why and tell me the difference of the two.


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    Re: please explain...

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    "Right now,I am seeing a rabbit." is correct since the action is being progress at the moment of speaking.
    Is it also correct to say "Right now, I see a rabbit."(the action is happening now).
    please explain why and tell me the difference of the two.
    With some verbs the choice of a form (simple or progressive) is used to convey a meaning, not a time.

    This is the case with the verb see. When used in the progressive form, to see means to see someone regularly - usually used to talk about a romantic relationship.

    When used in the simple form, to see something means to notice it using your eyes.

    A similar opposition exists for the verb to say.

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