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Very thoughtful question. They are going to let me out next week sounds definite. It has been decided and it will certainly happen. They are going to be letting me out next week. There will come a time next week when they at last decide to let me out (but it is implied that they still have control and that the decision is not completely made or certain ...


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It's correct, but it is a less direct, less assured way of putting it. In the context you've shown, it tells me the character saying it might be dispirited a bit, or unsure, or wants to somehow downplay it. If the character just said, "They are going to let me out next week", it implies much more certainty in that outcome. The character is not afraid of ...


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One strange property of the perfect tense is that it refers to two times: the time in the past when the action was performed, and the time indicated by the auxiliary verb (to have). Depending upon usage, a sentence using the perfect tense can be more about present (or the time of the auxiliary verb) than it is about the past: A: Are you hungry? B: I have ...


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Your expert has a very flawed view. Your first example tells me that the process has started and is continuing right now. The second tells me that it started in the past and has now finished. Either is correct grammatically. I also ask myself how "products are already being checked" differs from "products are being checked". I believe that the first has an ...


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I don't see how he can claim that your sentence makes no sense and then give exactly the same sentence but in a different tense as a sentence that does make sense. "Products are already being checked." Present Continuous "Products have already been checked." Past The use of the word already adverb 1. before or by now or the time in question. ...


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I am thinking This is present tense. You currently thinking at this precise moment. I thinking This is not the correct usage of English. I would presume it was heard as the incorrect version of the above. I think This version precedes your opinion. For example, "I think there will be further welfare cuts in the budget." I have been thinking This variant ...



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