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    is this correct

    sorry, he can't speak to you right now, he a shower. a) have b) having c) is having d) is have
    I thought that b) is correct.

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    #2

    Re: is this correct

    Welcome to the forum, priya.

    Sorry, he can't speak to you right now, he........ a shower.
    a) have b) having c) is having d) is have

    I thought that b) is correct.

    C is correct. It would be more natural to say, 'I think that c) is correct' or 'I thought that c) was correct'.




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    #3

    Re: is this correct

    Quote Originally Posted by priya34 View Post
    sorry, he can't speak to you right now, he a shower. a) have b) having c) is having d) is have
    I thought that b) is correct.
    You need a question mark in your thread title - "Is this correct?"
    You need to start each sentence with a capital letter - "Sorry ..."

    So, let's look at your question.


    Your choice of b) is incorrect would result in "he having a shower". That is not a construction in any tense. The statement needs the present continuous because the person is in the shower at the same time as someone wants to talk to him.

    The correct answer is c)

    Sorry, he can't speak to you right now, he is having a shower.

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    #4

    Re: is this correct

    a) should be has, right?
    He have is incorrect, I think.

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    #5

    Re: is this correct

    Quote Originally Posted by priya34 View Post
    sorry, he can't speak to you right now, he a shower. a) have b) having c) is having d) is have
    I thought that b) is correct.
    In AmE it would be, "is taking a shower".

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    #6

    Re: is this correct

    Or simply "he's in the shower."

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    #7

    Re: is this correct

    thus is correct

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    #8

    Re: is this correct

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    a) should be has, right?
    He have is incorrect, I think.
    With multiple choice answers, it's only important that one answer is absolutely correct and the others are completely wrong. Consequently, it doesn't matter what the question said as the suggested answer for a) as long as it's wrong.

    The sentence "He has a shower" is grammatically fine but makes no sense in the context of the question.

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    #9

    Re: is this correct

    Quote Originally Posted by my self View Post
    thus is correct
    What do you mean?

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