Present Simple or Progressive?

........... going to the cinema?


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Tdol

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Which is correct?
 

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I chose "Do you like....", even though I'm really liking this forum a lot! :painting:
 

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Thanks, and welcome to the forum. ;-)
 

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In Britain (UK) they go to the cinema, but in America we go to the movies.

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Movie and movies are increasingly used here, too, though they used not to be. We also say the 'flicks' for cinema. ;-)
 

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Flicks is used here too, but it is not, I think, used nearly as much as it used to be. (The term flick came about because of the flickering light on the screen.)

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What is difference between

I like this forum
I'm liking this forum

When I should and shouldn't use present progressive?
 
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Tdol

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With the verb 'like', we rarely use the progressive form.
 

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- What are you doing?
- I am reading a book (at the moment).

- What do you do on weekends?
- I am playing the F.E.A.R. (though not at the moment).

Is this right?
 

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- What are you doing?
- I am reading a book (at the moment).

- What do you do on weekends?
- I am playing the F.E.A.R. (though not at the moment).

Is this right?

The first one is okay. The second one is not. Use the present progressive ("I am doing it now") for things that are taking place at the time you are talking about them.

~R
 

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Do you like going to the cinema?- correct answer
"Like" is a non - continuous verb in English.
 

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Thank you. RonBee. But, what if game is not finished (I have not complete all levels or someting)? Am I playing it or not?
 

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Thank you. RonBee. But, what if game is not finished (I have not complete all levels or someting)? Am I playing it or not?

If the game is ongoing and you are involved then it is fair to say that you are still playing the game even though you are not actively participating at the moment.

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What do you do on weekends?
I am playing the F.E.A.R. (though not at the moment).
The second sentence is not an answer to the question (the first sentence). Instead, it is an answer to the question, "What are you doing?" Also, if you are playing the game your participation is ongoing as long as you are involved in the game.
 

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I think there should not be two ing verbs in a sentence
 

Tdol

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There can be two -ing forms in sentence:
I was going swimming.

The first is a present participle (verb) and the second is a gerund.
 

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Movie and movies are increasingly used here, too, though they used not to be. We also say the 'flicks' for cinema. ;-)

thanks for the information:-D
in french "flics" (which is pronounced the same way as"flicks")means police..Isn't that funny!!
 

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hı everybody,present sımple ıs used for general habıts that ıs, for thıngs we regularly do.but progressıve ıs used when we do sth at that moment not regularly.
 

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The first one is okay. The second one is not. Use the present progressive ("I am doing it now") for things that are taking place at the time you are talking about them.

~R
What about if it's something planned? Don't we have to use the present progresive? like in: ''We are having a party next sunday''
 

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You're right, Carmenn, we do use the present progressive for future arrangements. ;-)
 
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