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Are you seening family members arriving at the hospital to find some of the miners? ( exact quote from BBC presenter asking someone over the phone )

Do you see .......

Difference in meaning not grammar.

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The real question here is "What do you see?". The reporter is controlling the interview by asking a leading question: that is a question with some of the answer in it already.

"Are you seeing family members arriving at the hospital to find some of the miners?"

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"Do you see family members arriving at the hospital to find some of the miners?"

I don't have all the context here, but I belive the reporter choose the first construction to better tell a story. The reporters job is to no only find out the details of what is happening but to be able to present them in a way that the listeners will understand and feel.

"Are you seeing" lets the listener better imagine the scene. This makes for a better story.

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