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    hi

    native speakers use which one of this forms more(may the secend or the secend of may)

    ......next time you water the plants,give them less water( do we need any article?)

    Dont worry so much about the future,it is the present that is most important.(is (most) wrong?)

    what a good time we are all having.({have} here is in the sense of possession and we can not use progressive form.please tell me how it is possible.

    yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohammad
    Hi

    Native speakers use which one of these forms more: May the second or the second of May?
    Both are used. They are interchangeable.

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammad
    . . . next time you water the plants, give them less water. Do we need any article?
    No. "less water" is fine just the way it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammad
    Dont worry so much about the future, it is the present that is most important. Is "most" wrong?
    No. It's fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammad
    What a good time we are all having. "having" here is in the sense of possession and we can not use the progressive sense. Please tell me how that is possible.
    I don't understand the question, sorry. To me, "having" functions as a verb in that context, and not as a noun:

    We are having a good time.
    We are doing this: having a good time.
    Having a good time is what we are doing.

    We are having a baby.
    We are having drinks.
    We are having the Smiths come over for dinner.

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