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comment What are reasons for using Present Continuous instead of Present Simple?
@GaryBotnovcan I think, your explanation is the best. Please, make an answer of it.
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comment What are reasons for using Present Continuous instead of Present Simple?
@JohnLawler I see (or I am seeing?), other people CAN put here some explanations.
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comment What are reasons for using Present Continuous instead of Present Simple?
@bye Could you put it here as an answer, please?
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comment What are reasons for using Present Continuous instead of Present Simple?
In the case of girl, simply 'see' has a different meaning. But in the case of shield? It also has different meaning - analyzing? is it so?
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comment What are reasons for using Present Continuous instead of Present Simple?
I have said - AFAIK, and I understand, that many uses that seem non correct, are correct, but giving some additional info. According to your joke, there IS some additional info. I am asking - WHAT info it is?
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comment What is the difference between “rooster” vs. “cock” and “hen” vs. “chicken”?
I was asking, what are the equivalents for the old cock-hen-chicken? And many "answers" don't even try to be the full ones. I had to ask each of you to put here the whole answer. Now you have it for Br. En., as I understand. So, +1 and thank you. Sorry, I won't move the answer check, even if I am interested in Br.En. more, for you are not the first.
Feb
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comment What is the difference between “rooster” vs. “cock” and “hen” vs. “chicken”?
Could you, please put this as an answer. Really, I am fascinated - not a single person managed to answer the question, either correctly or not. You all are answering some your own thoughts.
Feb
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comment What is the difference between “rooster” vs. “cock” and “hen” vs. “chicken”?
OK, thank you. And what about hen/chicken and chicken/chick? Is the old sequence cock-hen-chicken correct nowadays in British English?
Feb
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comment What is the difference between “rooster” vs. “cock” and “hen” vs. “chicken”?
@AndrewLeach Yes, I haven't thought about this variant! But I was reacting on "Cocks not roosters, as they lack a roost". Here "roost' is a noun, not verb.
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comment What is the difference between “rooster” vs. “cock” and “hen” vs. “chicken”?
And what about the movie "Chicken Run", where a hen says: "And we are chickens!", and according to context, it means definitely females ?
Feb
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comment What is the difference between “rooster” vs. “cock” and “hen” vs. “chicken”?
How could they have no roost - roost is merely a place for sleeping?
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comment What is the difference between “rooster” vs. “cock” and “hen” vs. “chicken”?
+1. I like logic explanations, too. Maybe they are not real in linguistics, but even so they are excellent as a memo rule.