The description of the image (Is in present simple ? ) Why? I think that description must be in present cont?

Grammar about image description?


Description: Harry Potter mourns over the dead body of Cedric Diggory

Description: Lord Voldemort murders Lily Potter

May 13, 2014 12:50 AM
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Present simple works best for image description:

An image is in a "frozen" state in which the event is sort of always happening and not just happening right now.

To say it another way, this is a description of what we see, not what is happening.

The tone of the present simple form is more distant and appropriate for this purpose. The use of the present continuous form would sound like someone was telling us that Lord Voldemort is murdering Lily Potter right now.


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May 13, 2014