Hi. Elsa eats and I buy.. Shouldn't you rather use the progressive form in the translations, Elsa is eating and I am buying, as the simple present denotes habitual or repeated actions, as if Elsa were eating them every day and I buying new sheets daily ?
Thank you for your question.
Indeed, you could have both. It would depend on what you are trying to convey specifically.
‘être en train de’ + infinitive is used to express an action in the process.
Qu’est-ce que tu es en train de faire ? = What are you doing?
'Le Présent de L'Indicatif' is used in a lot of different ways: to make a general statement and to describe an ongoing action ; to express a close future ; to express habitual action ; to describe a past action closely connected to the present ; to express historical fact ; to describe past events more dramatically ; to express an action in the process.
I hope this is helpful.
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