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    #1

    Please Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Is this question gramatically correct:
    How long have you been having that truck?

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    Re: Please Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We don't normally use the progressive form 'having' for possession as ownership is regarded as permanent- in the same way, we wouldn't say 'I have been owning this truck for six years'.

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