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Some verbs can talk about a state or describe an action, but the meaning changes.
A pair of bee-eaters
Usually you can use A/AN or ONE if you are talking about one thing, but in some cases we prefer ONE.
Most people learning English don't understand prepositions and find them very difficult. Prepositions are much easier if you remember these 9 simple things.
Translating の as "of" in English is often wrong. There are 3 other ways to translate の.
A close up of a clock
We use A and AN in some fixed expressions to mean "one".
A man throwing a red umbrella in the air
We choose A or AN based on sound NOT spelling.
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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.
A statue of a man with his head in his hand
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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