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    Present simple or/continuous

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    Present simple or/continuous
    Message from mohammad51 posted on 05-09-2021 at 09:12:26 (D | E | F)
    Please review my answer
    thank you in advance

    Fill in the blanks with the Present Simple or Present Continuous

    Every year she ... (spend) her holidays with her aunt who ...(live) near the sea. However, she .. (not go) there this year.
    Every year she ( spends) ........who ( lives) \ she does not go there this year.

    Some suggest ( is not going there this year), because as much as it is said:
    This year (Time expression ) is used with the present continuous.
    It is right, but it is also used with the present perfect.

    Why I keep on using ( does not go there this year ); I think it should follow the first point of time starting a sentence ( every year), then why to use the progressive form ( she is not going ) >> It does not imply a progressive action
    She never goes .. OR she does not go = the same
    What would you say ?

    Re: Present simple or/continuous from gerondif, posted on 05-09-2021 at 09:26:41 (D | E)
    Every year she spends her holidays with her aunt who lives near the sea. However, she isn't going there this year.

    It is not a habit not to go this year but a decision, a project as in :
    I am going to the pictures tonight, I am buying a new car next year.

    I used to call this "a present tense with future meaning". You mention without insisting too much something that has been planned or decided. Or you share your decision with somebody :
    "I'm not going tonight!"

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