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Just the usual difference between simple present and present continuous. Simple present gives a fact that is generally true, and not implied to be temporary. Present continuous is for temporary conditions. "I count on you always"/ "I'm counting on you now, in the current situation".


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I told her to light the lamb when it gets dark. Means that you have told her to light the lamb whenever it gets dark. I told her to light the lamb when it got dark. It's in the past and the action is done and finished.


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If the situation will be true for the entire duration of the vacation, "We eat..." fits a little bit better. If it's a temporary situation within the vacation that you are describing, the present continuous fits better: "Currently, we are eating in a restaurant every day, at least until we find a room with a kitchenette." But it makes ...


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In order to pay tuition fees and other expenses he works / is working four days a week in the university kitchen, while in the university holidays he does a part-time job. I'm not sure about the work / is working - frankly they both sound fine to me. Works perhaps suggests that he'll continue working four days a week in the kitchen throughout his degree, ...


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I agree with the comment. The better choices are "is causing", because it refers to a recent change looked at as a progression, and "don't realize", since realization is a threshold question here (they do or do not realize). They're both grammatical, but the meaning fits better with "causing" and "realize". You could ...


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