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CAn I say,
(a) He wears his helmet before he is riding his motorcycle now.
(b) He wears his helmet before he is riding his motorcycle every day.

Which one is correct?
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Hi,

Which is suitable "time marker " for the following sentence?

(a) He wears his helmet before riding his motorcycle (every day / now)

Say 'every day' if you are just describing his habits.

Best wishes, Clive
What is wrong if I use "wear" instead of "put on"?

Can I say,

(a) He is wearing his helmet before he is riding.
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Once you put it on, you are wearing it.

How long does he go around the house wearing the helmet before he goes out on his bike? It sounds like he's sitting at the breakfast table, reading the paper, with his helmet on. When you say he puts is on before he rides, it's clear the events are related.

Your (a) above it not a good choice. You have two things in the present continuous but one happens before the other - that doesn't work well.
(a) He wears his helmet before riding his motorcycle (every day / now)

That means the sentence is correct if I use either one "every day " or " now"?
He always puts on his helmet before riding his motorcycle.

"now" implies he "formerly" rode without his helmet, but has since decided to mend his ways.
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a) He is wearing his helmet before he is riding. (if I change "before" into "when / while"?)
just say, he wears his helmet before he rides his motorcycle. you call this compound sentence in a simple present tense
Hi Vincent Teo,

I can't see any way to use "now" the way you propose, since one event must precede the other. They must be two separate sentences (or, at least, clauses.) Imagine someone describing a movie: "Okay, now he's putting on his helmet - now he's wearing it - now he's getting on his motorcycle - now he's starting the motor - now he's riding away into the distance."

rgdz, - A.
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lhottejust say, he wears his helmet before he rides his motorcycle. you call this compound sentence in a simple present tense

This brings up GG's objection: He takes a shower before he goes to the movies. He reads the paper before he goes to the movies. He wears his helmet before he goes to the movies. There's nothing to show the relationship.
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