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Present simple

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Some verbs can talk about a state or describe an action, but the meaning changes.
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When you use a word like "promise" or "apologise", you are doing the action by just saying the word. In those cases, use the present simple and not the continuous.
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Use the present continuous with verbs about mental states and emotions to show a new way of thinking or that we are not sure.
State verbs used with the present continuous or present simple have a slightly different meaning.
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