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Approaches or is approaching?

Frequency of use isn't what determines whether a word should be used - context is what matters, always. So your question should really be about in which contexts each is used. As you've stated, '...is ...
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'yesterday' in present tense

The first two are speaking in a poetic, even metaphysical way, giving a fact (or opinion) that is eternally true. That is, the word "yesterday" doesn't refer the day before today at the ...
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What is the difference between “always tells” and “is always telling”?

Both sound natural and mean almost the same thing. There's a slight difference in connotation as to whether your dad tells jokes with regularity, or in an ongoing fashion. I wouldn't say either one is ...
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