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4) One further question: can being treated mean the same as treated?

The result is the same.

Let's view this in another way. Let's use an active verb in that dependent clause:

  • a) If/Whenever people don't treat him with the respect he feels due him, he gets ill-tempered and grumbles all the time.

  • b)If/Whenever people aren't treating him with the respect he feels due him, he gets ill-tempered and grumbles all the time.

    Both these sentences, and the original two we've been discussing are correct. They do mean the same thing, although the progressive focuses on the happening at the moment and may not include the entire action.
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