can I use present continuous and present simple in one sentence, like in my writings below?

1."There is no bird singing without a reason so don't tell me you cry for no cause."

2."The moments I don't think about you, I just think about why I'm not thinking about you"

  • There is no rule in English about using those two tenses in a sentence except that they have to make sense.Bu the way, in 1) there is no present continuous at all. – Lambie Mar 5 at 16:59
  1. You can use all tenses in one sentence if you so desire.


    I believe that all languages are able to do that.

  2. in your first sentence no bird singing singing is a Gerund not an active verb.

  • Nah, "no bird singing" in this sentence is gerund. – Rusty Core Mar 5 at 22:03
  • I stand corrected. – Uhtred Ragnarsson Apr 29 at 21:44

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