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Some of these verbs have continuous forms but for their different meanings. When you say “You look great!” you talk about a state and the verb is not used in a continuous form. But when you say, “I’m looking at a timetable now” you talk about an action and you can use it in present continuous if it’s happening now. In Polish there are usually different verbs expressing those different meanings.

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The verb to be can be used in present continuous to express a temporary characteristic. Look at the following examples:

You are selfish.

Unfortunately this is your general characteristic.

You are being selfish!

You are behaving in a selfish way now but hopefully it is only temporary :)

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