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    must be needing me

    I've recently watched the film "Saving Mr. Banks" and I was a little intrigued by the use of the verb "to need" in the continuous aspect in the sentence below:
    "I had the impression a certain friend might be needing me".
    Is it used correctly?
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    Re: must be needing me

    Quote Originally Posted by mihallure View Post
    I've recently watched the film "Saving Mr. Banks" and I was a little intrigued by the use of the verb "to need" in the continuous aspect in the sentence below:
    "I had the impression a certain friend might be needing me".
    Is it used correctly?
    Thank you!
    Yes, it is.

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    Re: must be needing me

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, it is.
    Thank you!
    Is this structure really common or is it better to use it in the simple aspect?

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    Re: must be needing me

    The continuous could suggest the limited duration of the need of its immediacy - now..
    Last edited by 5jj; 17-Jan-2014 at 00:02.

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