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    see/seeing

    Hello!

    Is it correct to use the verb to see in the present progressive in the following sentence: Iím seeing her right now, pulling a cart filled with packages, shopping bags, wires and empty plastic bottles'?

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: see/seeing

    No. For verbs of the senses, see, hear, smell, taste, feel, we normally use the modal 'can' for situations going on at the moment of speaking.

    I can see her right now, pulling a cart filled with packages, shopping bags, wires and empty plastic bottles.

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    #3

    Re: see/seeing

    Quote Originally Posted by raluca8821 View Post
    Hello!

    Is it correct to use the verb to see in the present progressive in the following sentence: I’m seeing her right now, pulling a cart filled with packages, shopping bags, wires and empty plastic bottles'?

    Thank you!
    Yes, it is correct. Look at this example below.
    I am seeing the doctor this afternoon. seeing = meeting

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    #4

    Re: see/seeing

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammadhelmi View Post
    Yes, it is correct. Look at this example below.
    I am seeing the doctor this afternoon. seeing = meeting
    That's not the same thing. In your example, the present continuous has been used to indicate the future.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: see/seeing

    Thank you all very much!

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    #6

    Re: see/seeing

    raluca, welcome to Using English.

    You might want to know that "I'm seeing her" is a casual way to say "I am dating her" or "We are a couple."

    Are you seeing anyone right now? = Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #7

    Re: see/seeing

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That's not the same thing. In your example, the present continuous has been used to indicate the future.
    Yes, you are right. But the question is the verb see can be used in the present continuous? The answer is yes. to refer to the future.
    see = meet

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    #8

    Re: see/seeing

    Yes, but the question was specifically about the sentence given in post #1 where it was used in the present (right now):

    Quote Originally Posted by raluca8821 View Post
    Hello!

    Is it correct to use the verb to see in the present progressive in the following sentence: I’m seeing her right now, pulling a cart filled with packages, shopping bags, wires and empty plastic bottles'?

    Thank you!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: see/seeing

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    raluca, welcome to Using English.

    You might want to know that "I'm seeing her" is a casual way to say "I am dating her" or "We are a couple."

    Are you seeing anyone right now? = Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend?
    Yes, that is right.
    I am seeing her tonight. It means that I am have an appointment with her. It refers to the future.

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    #10

    Re: see/seeing

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammadhelmi View Post
    Yes, you are right. But the question is, "Can the verb see can be used in the present continuous?" T
    The question was
    Is it correct to use the verb to see in the present progressive in the following sentence: Iím seeing her right now, pulling a cart filled with packages, shopping bags, wires and empty plastic bottles'?
    The answer is 'NO'.

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