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Nothing new to report and currently I only ocassionally get anything new in.

Why it is not present progressive for "get" as it is not a habit? Is it because of currently which means a short period?

  • You'd better wait some time before accepting my answer (or any answer, for that matter). I'm not a native speaker. Wait until those recover from the arrival of 2016. They might post better answers. (0: – CowperKettle Jan 1 '16 at 9:09
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I guess it would be okay to use the progressive form here. Quoting from Grammaring,

The present continuous is used to express repeated or habitual actions in the present that are temporary and may or may not actually be happening at the time of speaking:

Lucy is taking piano lessons these days.
Are you still seeing that guy from the hiking club?


Why it is not present progressive for "get" as it is not a habit? Is it because of currently which means a short period?

Maybe because the speaker sees this pattern as not a temporary thing, but something that might be taking place for quite some time yet.

Maybe his last "report" was a long time ago, and he is reporting on a pattern that has become quite established, from his standpoint.

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