Results 1 to 5 of 5
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Romanian
      • Home Country:
      • Romania
      • Current Location:
      • Romania

    • Join Date: Oct 2013
    • Posts: 3
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Lightbulb "To have" verb

    Hello, I have a very important question for you. Which is the only situation in the world when we use "I am having a dog"? My teacher asked me to answer this, so I must to. Please, I need help.
    P.S.: It's about stative verbs.

  1. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: "To have" verb

    Quote Originally Posted by AnDyAnDy14 View Post
    Hello, I have a very important question for you. Which is the only situation in the world when we use "I am having a dog"? My teacher asked me to answer this, so I must to. Please, I need help.
    I'm sorry but we don't do class assignments. Your teacher wants to see your work, not our work.

  2. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: May 2013
    • Posts: 1,093
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: "To have" verb

    I really can't imagine any situation where I could use that phrase. Always when I see "I'm knowing", I'm having" I'm going crazy, because I don't know how use them. Sure, we can use them as a gerund, but what about present continuous? "I'm having a key" instead of "I have a key" It sounds absolutely strange for me. (I know the rule about present continuous)
    Can somebody think of a couple of situation where I can say: "I'm having a dog". I'll be grateful.
    You can write them in a private message or I can create a new thread.
    Last edited by Boris Tatarenko; 10-Oct-2013 at 12:57.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Romanian
      • Home Country:
      • Romania
      • Current Location:
      • Romania

    • Join Date: Oct 2013
    • Posts: 3
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Talking Re: "To have" verb

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I'm sorry but we don't do class assignments. Your teacher wants to see your work, not our work.
    No, it's only a simple question, not a homework... in fact, my teacher asked us all this question, but it isn't a homework, it's not obligatory. But I am curious to know the answer, too. But... if you can't, there is no problem, I can understand. Thanks for answering, anyway. :D

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    I really can't imagine any situation where I could use that phrase. Always when I see "I'm knowing", I'm having" I'm going crazy, because I don't know how use them. Sure, we can use them as a gerund, but what about present continuous? "I'm having a key" instead of "I have a key" It sounds absolutely strange for me. (I know the rule about present continuous)
    Does somebody can write me couple of situations where I can say "I'm having a dog". I'll be grateful.
    You can write them in private message or I can creat a new thread.
    Okay man, no problem. Thanks for answering.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 21,521
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: "To have" verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Does somebody can Can somebody think of a me couple of situations where I can say "I'm having a dog".

    You can write them in a private message or I can create a new thread.
    You don't need to start a new thread to ask the same question, Boris.

    AnDyAnDy will probably get back to us soon to give us a report on his class discussion of this topic.

    Rover

Similar Threads

  1. [Grammar] Do you have names for "subject" / "subjective complement" / "verb"...?
    By terrenziqq in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 27-May-2013, 07:39
  2. [Vocabulary] Are the verb "school" and the verb "educate" interchangeable?
    By eggcracker in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-Jun-2012, 23:57
  3. a verb suggesting "sweating" and "suffocating"
    By aclerki in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 31-Jul-2011, 22:56
  4. [Vocabulary] determining when "be" & "have" are main / auxilliary verb
    By sydboy007 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-Apr-2011, 03:54
  5. "sleeping" and "sleep", adjective or verb or gerund
    By fenglish in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 28-Mar-2010, 12:35

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •