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Old November 2nd, 2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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drudge report's headline:
" WNBC: Woman interviewed in high-rise city project says deteriorating conditions; People shitting in hallways... "


Since they are not currently shitting, (I'm guessing), how should it be worded?
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 01:44 PM   #2
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 01:44 PM   #3
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People were shitting in the hallway.

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People shat in the hallway.
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 01:48 PM   #5
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I think her use is correct. The act of shitting is still taking place.

Just like I am not at home right now but I am living in my house. I didn't live in it this morning but not living in it this afternoon.

Anyway I suck at the Engrish so I could be rong.
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I think her use is correct. The act of shitting is still taking place.
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She was interviewed on the street. I view the act of "shitting" as taking place now. So unless people were lined up to take shits one after another in the high-rise, I don't think they would still be shitting, I think they would have shat.
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Her usage is correct. It sounds like people shitting in the hallways is an ongoing problem so her use of the present progressive tense is correct since more shitting is to be expected unless something happens to change it.

The progressive tense is used to express an action that might be happening right now as well as actions that are imminent or likely to occur in the not-so-distant future given current conditions. The shitting is a continuous problem.
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Her usage is correct. It sounds like people shitting in the hallways is an ongoing problem so her use of the present progressive tense is correct since more shitting is to be expected unless something happens to change it.
She has to either be afraid of the past, or the future, not the current. Unless she was informed that somebody was still shitting in the hallway at the time of the incident.
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She was interviewed on the street. I view the act of "shitting" as taking place now. So unless people were lined up to take shits one after another in the high-rise, I don't think they would still be shitting, I think they would have shat.
In other terms it seems normal. If you have a garden and deer eat the plants each night you say the deer are eating the plants even if they are not at that exact second.
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In other terms it seems normal. If you have a garden and deer eat the plants each night you say the deer are eating the plants even if they are not at that exact second.
No, I would say "Deer ate my plants". Unless they were currently munching at that time, then I would say "deer are eating my plants", or if I feared them in the future, "deer will eat the plants"
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No, I would say "Deer ate my plants". Unless they were currently munching at that time, then I would say "deer are eating my plants", or if I feared them in the future, "deer will eat the plants"
Would you ever say "Deer are always eating my plants?" I know I said that quite a bit in the past few years until I put up a better fence around my vegetable garden this year...

When I hear "Deer ate my plants" I think that the deer came in one time, ate the plants, left, and never returned. It wasn't an continual problem in this scenario.
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But if they have been, currently are, and will in the future unless something changes, then shitting/eating seems to be the right word; at least in my book.
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