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    Default Is it physical action?

    Hey guys, I know that this sentence which is below is incorrect, but I want to know Is it the physical action or not?

    Sam has been having his car for two years.

    I confused with actions...

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    Default Re: Is it physical action?

    Sam has had/owned/possessed his car for two years. The underlined verbs clearly do not denote an action.

    I can't talk to you now - I'm having/eating my breakfast. Equally clearly, the underlined verbs denote an action.

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    Default Re: Is it physical action?

    Ownership/possession is a state not an action.

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