getting (gets) dizzy


Senior Member
This is a sentence I made up myself.

My friend feels dizzy and sends me to pharmacy to buy some medication for him. When I arrive in the pharmacy and talk to the pharmacist, which sounds more natural, "is getting" or "gets"?

1. "My friend is getting dizzy and needs something for it."

2. "My friend gets dizzy and needs something for it."
  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    Sentence #1 describes the friend's present condition.

    Sentence #2 says that this happens to the friend repeatedly or habitually.