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    #1

    Which one to choose?

    I am living in New York.

    which of the following does not use this sentence and why?

    a New Yorker / a tourist / an exchange student.

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    Re: Which one to choose?

    I am not a teacher, but I am a native speaker.

    The New Yorker would say that sentence.

    A tourist would probably say "I am visiting New York".

    An exchange student would probably say "I am staying in New York"

    Only the New Yorker actually "lives" there.

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    Re: Which one to choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by MIC85 View Post
    I am living in New York.

    which of the following does not use this sentence and why?

    a New Yorker / a tourist / an exchange student.
    Hello, I'm not teacher, but if you write "I am living in New York", "I am living in New York, now" it's better with the continuous form.

    I live in New York (simple present), is the best construction to show that your flat is in New Yorker.

    I think if you use the -ing form, you want to underline that you are a student, who is living now in New York just for learn and after you go back to your home ( it's not a permanent situation).

    A tourist also lives a little days in New York but just for visiting the city.

    I hope I have help you to find a way.

    Have a nice day.

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    Re: Which one to choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackolantern View Post
    I am not a teacher, but I am a native speaker.

    The New Yorker would say that sentence.

    A tourist would probably say "I am visiting New York".

    An exchange student would probably say "I am staying in New York"

    Only the New Yorker actually "lives" there.
    Given that an exchange student usually spends 6 to 12 months living with a family, I'm sure he would use the phrase. He would also put on his resume "I lived in New York for x months".


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    Re: Which one to choose?

    Thanks all.
    but the question still remains, who wouldn't use it between the three persons mentioned.
    grammatically and semantically speaking.

    If I say : I am living in New York, then I'm referring to the present continuous, correct ?
    If I say : I live in New York, then it's in simple present and it's a statement and does not refer to time, correct?

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    Re: Which one to choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by MIC85 View Post
    Thanks all.
    but the question still remains, who wouldn't use it between the three persons mentioned.
    grammatically and semantically speaking.

    If I say : I am living in New York, then I'm referring to the present continuous, correct ?
    If I say : I live in New York, then it's in simple present and it's a statement and does not refer to time, correct?
    A native New Yorker would say 'I live in New York', 'I am living in New York' sounds like a temporary arrangement.

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    Re: Which one to choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by MIC85 View Post
    Thanks all.
    but the question still remains, who wouldn't use it between the three persons mentioned.
    The tourist.

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