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Can you please tell me if there is there any difference in meaning between do you follow me? and are you following me? when you asking someone if they understand you? For example:

I've heard both used in that sense, but I haven't been able to figure out if there is any difference in meaning. Is there any?

I ask because very often there is a small difference between the present continuous and present simple.

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  • There is no difference in meaning. Why would you think there was? Oct 7, 2022 at 22:38
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    Thank you for your comment. Because very often there is a small difference between the present continuous and present simple. Oct 8, 2022 at 0:02
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    I think do you follow me indicates a permanent situation, on the other hand Are you following me indicates a current situation.
    – Sam
    Oct 8, 2022 at 4:43

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There is no difference in meaning between "do you follow me?" and "are you following me?"

Since "are you following me" is continuous, it suggests that you will continue the learning activity after you answer the question. But the meaning is the same.

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