What do we do now? - What are we doing now?

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  • clairanne

    Senior Member
    english UK

    To me:
    "what are we doing now"? means what are we doing at the present and
    What do we do now?" means "what are we going to do next"



    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Changing now to next makes the original question easier to answer.
    What do we do next?
    We are following a set of instructions, or a planned programme of activity.
    I want to know what I am meant to do next.

    What are we doing next?
    Could be the same as the first question, but could also be a general invitation to discuss what we might like to do.
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