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French Mistakes: Beware of the To Be + verb in ING Constructions

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There is a notion totally lost in translation: the progressive constructions in English. I am watching TV, they were listening to her, she will be arriving soon... All these progressive constructions (to be + verb in ING) which come naturally to an English speaker often lead to mistakes when they translate them into French. Quite understandable since these constructions simply don't exist in French!