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    Default got dinner cooking right now.

    I haven't heard this before. Does "get"+"dinner"+"cooking" make sense? Doesn't "cooking" have be corrected to "cooked" as "cooking" has an active sense? I mean, "dinner should be cooked".

    12)M:Sure. Should I pick up a pizza for dinner?
    W:Nope. I've got dinner cooking right now.

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    Default Re: got dinner cooking right now.

    "I've got dinner cooking right now" means "Dinner is in the process of being cooked", or "I have already started cooking dinner and it is currently still being cooked".

    You'll hear "I've got dinner in the oven already ..." or "I've got pasta on the go so please don't get a pizza!" used in the same way.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: got dinner cooking right now.

    No, that is correct. "Cooking right now" is a participial phrase modifying "dinner". The present participle indicates that the process is ongoing.

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