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    #1

    buy/are buying

    The products are expensive. I can't believe so many people buy/are buying them.

    Which verb should be used? Many thanks.

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    #2

    Re: buy/are buying

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    The products are expensive. I can't believe so many people buy/are buying them.

    Which verb should be used? Many thanks.
    Both buy and are buying are correct grammatically.


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    Re: buy/are buying

    Both are possible. The progressive aspect has a more dynamic sense. Besides, it sounds temporary to me, a bit here today gone tomorrow, like a fad that will die down soon.

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