I’d appreciate it if someone would answer my questions. Thanks in advance.
Of A and B, which is the same in meaning as the sentence, recently more and more people have been using computers?
A: Recently the number of people who use computers has been increasing.
B: Recently the number of people who are using computers has been increasing.
i think (a) is better but just (think ) not (sure)
the reason is that the second mean at the moment (present cont.)
for example you are counting the number from (3 o’clock) to 5 o’clock
so the are using it now
but (who use) means in general not at the moment so it’s better in my opinion.
But i am waiting with you.!
I agree with Mordant that they are equivalent, and the only thing that would make one ‘better’ than the other is the tense of the paragraph in which it was used. I would choose whichever one matched the wider context.
－－Do you mean you use “use” when stating your usual habit and use “are using” when stating your temporal or newly formed habit?