present simple or continuous (The video shows.../is showing...)

Dominik92

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Hello all :)


You use present simple (not present continuous) for captions or legends -text that accompany photos in publications or on websites. However I wonder which tense I could use in the following situation. Please, see the picture included.


In the picture there is the word "includes" which is a stative one. However, if I changed the context and wrote :

- This video is showing/shows .......whatever.....

Could I use both present simple and present continuous? I don´t know which one to prefer as you are more likely to use present simple for captions or legends under videos but at the same time if I were describing what is happening in the picture - I should use present continuous. But I don´t really know which category this one belongs to.

Screen Shot 03-20-17 at 06.59 PM.jpg

Thank you.
 

teechar

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Leave it as it appears in the picture.
 
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