Student or Learner
"Have you moved into the new house? -- Not yet, the rooms are being painted."Can we answer----Not yet the rooms are painting.Thank you!
(1) I wanted to answer you because I think that I have the correct
answer: NO, you may not say, "The rooms are painting,"
That WAS good English many years ago.
Dr. George O. Curme in his scholarly A GRAMMAR OF THE ENGLISH
(a) Between the years 1700 -1825, this kind of sentence was often
(b) Today we MUST say, "The house is being built."
(c) In earlier days, these forms were "good" English:
The house is in building
The house is a-building
The house is building
(d) Dr. Curme says that starting in 1825, the form with
being + past participle won the competition.