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    I"m getting to know her

    Stative verbs like know, love, want, etc are not made progressive forms as they don't indicate any action or movement, so "I am knowing her" is impossible and pretty awkward. I had a question from someone if a progressive form of "in the middle of knowing someone" is possible, and I answered "I'm getting to know her" is desirable. Is it correct?

    ex) I am knowing her(X)
    I'm getting to know her(0)

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    Re: I"m getting to know her

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Stative verbs like know, love, want, etc are not made progressive forms as they don't indicate any action or movement, so "I am knowing her" is impossible and pretty awkward. I had a question from someone if a progressive form of "in the middle of knowing someone" is possible, and I answered "I'm getting to know her" is desirable. Is it correct?

    ex) I am knowing her(X)
    I'm getting to know her(0)
    Yes.


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