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Hello Teachers,Emotion: smile

To say “He was always asking the same silly questions,” I can use “He kept asking the same silly questions.” To say “He is always asking the same silly questions,” can I say “He keeps asking the same silly questions?”

Thank you for helping me,

SFB
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I would say 'absolument' (speak french maybe ?) but let's wait for some authorized opinion on this...
Hi,

Sans doute.

Clive
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Hello Waïti, Clive and everybody.

Language is strange. "Sans doute" should mean "without a doubt" but people use it to say "probably." To avoid confusion, people say "sans AUCUN doute" for "without any doubt."

It makes me feel better when I see English is not the only strange language. Emotion: big smile

SFB
Yes. In both cases you show alternate ways of saying essentially the same thing.
CJ
1. He is always asking the same silly questions.

2.He keeps asking the same silly questions.

I'd agree that the two sentences mean essentially the same thing; but with the first version, there seems to be a sense of a slightly bigger interval between questions.

Or to put it another way, if the questions were repeated every two minutes, you would use the second version.

Or am I imagining things?

MrP
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Mr. P.,
I agree that the general tendency is as you describe it.
CJ
Thank u
anonymous Thank u

Don't do that—it's illiterate.

Thank you.

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