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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
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"Mein Zug fahrt jetz gleich." -- My train is leaving soon. To me, it should be EITHER jetz (now) or "gleich" (soon). It seems redundant. I welcome clarification. thanks.
I understand the 'have been verb-ing' form is translated as the Simple Present in German.
I have been living here for 3 years.
Ich wohne schon hier seit drei Jahre.
Thanks Selen & Alvin for the replies! Much appreciated!
Perhaps it depends on which grammarians you believe. My old German teacher always used to recommend a book called "Hammer's German Grammar and Usage". It doesn't say that it's ungrammatical, only...