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Hi, Deepcosmos,

In the thread you quoted you asked:

I'm happy to be helping you.
~ I'm happy that I am helping you.

Is above "am helping" close either to "am about to help"(near future) or "present progressive"?

"To be helping" expresses a current, not a future action.

Hello, Gustavo, appreciate your reply.

And then, can I say, "I'm happy helping you." instead of "I'm happy to be helping you."? If this isn't idiomatic one to your ear, what is the difference?

Last edited by deepcosmos