I have noticed that "While" and "As" trigger a continuous meaning of the verb which, however, is used in the default form, so to speak. For example,
I am thinking of my work as/while we speak now.
Basically, "we speak now" means that we are speaking right now, hence, the Present Continuous could be used here. But I see that it is very often when the Present Simple is used. Now my question is whether the meaning remains the same regardless of whether we use the Present Simple or the Present Continuous.
Do the following sentences mean the same?
You may say embarrassing things while you are coming out of anesthesia.
You may say embarrassing things while you come out of anesthesia.
If your car jerks while you are coming to a stop, it might mean that your brakes are in bad shape.
If your car jerks while you come to a stop, it might mean that your brakes are in bad shape.
What are you doing while I sit here watching waves?
What are you doing while I am sitting here watching waves?