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    Smile doubt

    Have a nice weekend to everyone.
    It is just a short and quick question.

    I know "doubt" is a state verb, but
    Is there any possibilities/contexts that it is used with the continuous tense to denote someone getting increasingly suspicious of something.

    For example:
    I am doubting his motives more and more when I see him have been acting more and more strangely recently.

    Thank you.

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    Re: doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Have a nice weekend to everyone.
    It is just a short and quick question.

    I know "doubt" is a state verb, but
    Is there any possibilities/contexts that it is used with the continuous tense to denote someone getting increasingly suspicious of something.

    For example:
    I am doubting his motives more and more when I see him have been acting more and more strangely recently.

    Thank you.
    I don't see a problem with using it in the present continuous.

    I am doubting his motives more and more, now that I've seen him acting more and more strangely recently.

    Admittedly, I would probably be more likely to say "I'm starting to doubt his motives..."

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