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    Hi!
    May I say: I am finding a job.?
    I wonder if the word "find"can be used in present continuous.
    Thanks a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WUKEN View Post
    Hi!
    May I say: I am finding a job.?
    I wonder if the word "find"can be used in present continuous.
    Thanks a lot!
    Actually you'd say "I'm looking for a job".

    But find can indeed be used in the continuous form: I'm finding it hard to adapt to living in France.

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    Thanks for naomimalan's reply!
    One more question,
    I knew that some verbs can't be used in the continuous tense.They include verbs like like ,dislike, have,perception, know and thinking etc.
    Could you give more andI wonder why I can't say I am finding a job but to say I am looking for a job grammaticlly.
    Could you rephrase it for me?
    Thanks a lot!
    Last edited by WUKEN; 22-Oct-2008 at 01:51.

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    or
    I'm trying to find a job.

    I wonder why I can't say I am finding a job but to say I am looking for a job grammaticlly.

    Visualize it. You are looking for something in your house that you have mislaid. You may look for minutes, or days, depending how determined you are to find it.
    BUT - lift up a cushion and see the object, and in that instant, that very split second your eyes see it, it is found.
    Compare: Present Continous refers to an ongoing action over a period of time.
    So - I'm trying to find the remote control.

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    Default Re: find

    Thanks for David's clarification.
    Last edited by WUKEN; 22-Oct-2008 at 04:54.

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