I'm writing/i write

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Hello ,

Can you tell me the difference between these 2 following sentences:

-When I write on the board I don't see my mistakes

-When I'm writing on the board I don't see my mistakes


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-When I write on the board I don't see my mistakes= whenewer/any time you write on the board...

-When I'm writing on the board I don't see my mistakes= you are in the process of writting on the board and you don't see any mistakes
 

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Hello ,

1. When I write on the board I don't see my mistakes

2. When I'm writing on the board I don't see my mistakes

In usage there is barely any difference between them. Though I would say statement 2 more often. In cases like this present continuous tense sounds more natural.
 

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-When I'm writing on the board I don't see my mistakes= you are in the process of writting on the board and you don't see any mistakes

This sentence does not mean that you are in the process of writing, it is describing what happens when you are.
 
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