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raymondaliasapollyon
Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:52:14 AM
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Hi,

I'm wondering if the object of "dislike" should be something that is naturally repeatable. Does it make sense to say the following? Presumably, one can get married multiple times, but that's not a natural phenomenon. One can go jogging twice a week throughout his life. But it'd be ridiculous for one to get married twice a week throughout his life.

Many women dislike getting married.


I'd appreciate your help.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:21:44 PM

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This is a simple present - a habit, repeated action or truth.

Eg, a fact, a timeless truth:
I dislike shellfish. I like beef.

I dislike being shouted at.

Ie every time someone shouts at me, I get upset.


So using the simple present means that women get married. And they dislike it. But they keep doing it, because this is timeless state. Every time they get married, they are unhappy about it. But they still keep on getting married.
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