.... is confusing her/ ... confuses her


Senior Member
Hello is there a difference between these two senteces?

The way he looks at her is confusing her.
The way he looks at her confuses her.

I think they can both be used but what would you prefer to use?

Thank you in advance.
  • Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    This is the same as all present-tense/present-continuous choices. The present tense is a generalism (sometimes an eternal truth, sometimes a habitual action), the present continuous is an action at the present moment.
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